After it was pointed out that most of the cars owned by members of President Obama’s Task Force on the Auto Industry were imports, our friend Mark made another interesting discovery: nearly all of the cars fail current CAFE standards.
The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard for passenger cars has been 27.5 miles per gallon since 1990. Mark went through the list of cars, checked their miles per gallon, and found that the average fuel economy was 23.4 mpg.
The best fuel economy goes to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, whose 2008 Toyota Prius and Honda Odyssey minivan average 33 mpg. At 20 mpg, Vice President Biden’s chief economist Jared Bernstein’s 2005 Honda Odyssey is the worst. For more analysis, check out the original post.