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      04-03-2010, 02:23 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Freakazoid View Post
The loophole you mentioned is actually part of the bill. The bill is stating that the average MPG has to be averaged between their ENTIRE fleet.

So if they can pull a 100mpg car out of their arse, they're able to produce a 1 mpg car safely
I thought the CAFE was calculated on the combined average of the vehicles SOLD, not necessarily the average of "one each" made by the company. So if they do have a 100 MPG car, but only sell 1,000 a year, and an M5 getting 10 MPG and sell 100,000, that 100 MPG car isn't really going to help out.
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