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Commented On: Gas Prices Falling Now, But Will They Stay Low?


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I'm with John Briggs. I suspect we'll see a slight increase over the next year and more substantial increases over the next 5 years. An equally important issue IMO is that we'll see continued--if not exacerbated--gasoline price volatility throughout that entire period.

All of this has interesting implications for EV drivers who are fully insulated from gasoline prices but who have a different set of costs to deal with: http://blog.ucsusa.org/mile-by-mile-electric-vehicles-show-us-the-money?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheEquation+%28The+Equation+-+UCS+Blog%29

Jim Kliesch
Union of Concerned Scientists

Commented On: New Mileage Rules Encourage Small Cars To Become Big Trucks For Lower MPG


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It'd be nice if it were structured that way, but sadly it's not. The curves change over time as the overall standard gets more stringent, but those curve changes are predetermined and not a function of sales mix shifts.

Simply put: If a company decides to upsize their vehicles or reclassify cars as trucks, they'll be held to a less-stringent requirement than they otherwise would have.

Jim Kliesch
Research Director, Clean Vehicles Program
Union of Concerned Scientists
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