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CAFE Spells RIP for Trucks: Ford Ranger the first casualty.

CAFE Spells RIP for Trucks: Ford Ranger the first casualty.

American Spectator ^ | 12.13.11 @ 6:07AM | Eric Peters

Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 8:57:25 AM by Behind Liberal Lines

The government’s pending (2016) 35.5 MPG CAFE fuel economy requirements — which for the first time apply to trucks as well as passenger cars — are going to make it very difficult for any automaker to sell trucks in volume in this country.

Ford has just dropped the compact-size Ranger from its U.S. model lineup — making it the first CAFE casualty — and I predict that larger trucks are on the endangered species list now, too….

Even a small truck with a four-cylinder engine will have a hard time averaging 35.5 MPG….

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org …

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