The federal government [has imposed] an increase in mileage standards for passenger cars and raised the floor for sport utility vehicles and pickups beginning with the 2011 model year…The new standards would save nearly 900 million gallons of fuel and cost the industry $1.4 billion, according to the regulation. [via NYTimes]

Compacts, sedans and other passenger cars must average 30.2 MPG (27.5 MPG as of 2004).
Light trucks, which include pickups and SUVs must average 24.1 MPG (20.7 MPG as of 2004).

That’s right, Obama’s Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards will force automakers to make more fuel-efficient cars!


Mitsubishi iMIEV [Mitsubishi Innovative Electric Vehicle]
 debuted at the 2009 NY Auto Show. Sales will start Japan this summer and be expanded to other markets, such as the US before 2012. I like this electric jellybean.

Mitsubishi iMIEV Sport Air debuted at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. Has a similar body to the iMiEV Sport from last year, but sports new paint and a cool blue interior. These iMIEVs sure have smug grins (love it).imievs