White House Wants To Slap Fuel Efficiency Grades On Vehicles

By proposing the assigning of letter grades onto cars to rank fuel efficiency, the Obama administration either wants to shame car manufacturers into making their cars more efficient or stop larger vehicles from getting into Ivy League schools.

The Wall Street Journal reports only electrics and plug-in hybrids will receive A grades, while most SUVs and pickup trucks would get Cs. The lowest grade possible would be a D.

How big a factor does fuel efficiency play into your car buying decisions?

U.S. Wants Report Card for Cars [The Wall Street Journal]