Personal Liberty Digest™ will be upgraded this weekend to reflect a dynamic new look and mobile-friendly viewing to enhance your experience! Plus, we'll be providing even more of the compelling content you've come to expect, delivered in a whole new way!

  Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty

Few Options For Good Mileage, Critics Say

WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. consumers may have options to buy cars with better gas mileage but model choices are limited, the Union of Concerned Scientists said.

The Environmental Protection Agency last week reported that model year 2012 cars and trucks will average 23.8 miles per gallon, 1.4 mpg greater than the previous year. UCS notes the vehicles with the best gas mileage were limited to a few manufacturers, however.

Deputy Director of the UCS Clean Vehicles David Friedman said consumers don’t have very many options when it comes to efficient cars and trucks.

“Consumers need more options to shield themselves from the high cost of gasoline, options they are starting to get thanks to the fuel economy and emission standards that began to take effect in 2012,” he said in a statement.

U.S. consumers this year faced an early season spike in gasoline prices because of market and refinery issues. Prices, however, have declined from recent highs.

Motor group AAA reports Monday that U.S. commuters paid, on average, $3.68 for a gallon of regular unleaded, 15 cents lower than the same time last year.

The U.S. government last year called for the equivalent of 54.5 mpg for cars and light-duty trucks by 2025. President Barack Obama last week called for diverting $2 billion in federal revenue from oil and natural gas royalties to fund research for alternative-fuel vehicles.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “Few Options For Good Mileage, Critics Say”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at


Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.