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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I think the biggest question is: How much will it cost to do it? NASA didn't have to worry about overhead, a whole lot.
    Again, thinking small. These are improvements we should have been making over the last 60 years but didn't. Steady small improvements make a big difference over time.

    Yes, making big jumps all at once can be expensive. As we've seen, complacency has been even more expensive. I'm not one to believe the government is very good at much of anything but something needs done to kick start things.

    There is absolutely no reason this country can not develop a more efficient long haul truck. None.

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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    More over-regulation. Someone needs to make a video and call it, "Gubmint Gone Wild".

    Super. CAFE standards for big rigs. « Hot Air

    The regulations call for reductions on fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 2018 of 9 to 23 percent, depending on the type of vehicle. Trucks and other heavy vehicles make up only 4 percent of the domestic vehicle fleet, but given the distance they travel, the time they spend idling and their low fuel efficiency, they end up consuming about 20% of all vehicle fuel, according to the Union of Concerned Scientists.

    Experts say that a 20 percent reduction in heavy vehicle emissions would boost fuel efficiency to an average of 8 miles per gallon from 6 miles now.
    How will the regulations be applied to this vehicle:



    Powerplant

    The Cougar-H is equipped with a diesel fueled Caterpillar C-7 I-6 turbocharged engine producing 330 horsepower and 860 ft/lb of torque and is equipped with a 6-speed Allison automatic transmission.

    Performance

    The Cougar-H has a curb (empty) weight of 32,000 pounds, a maximum weight of 38,000 pounds, and a load weight of 6,000 pounds. The Cougar has a top speed of approximately 65 mph, and a cruising range of approximately 420 miles.

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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Have you read nothing I've wrote? GM indeed did both with the Corvette. They improved mileage and power.
    How much was the increase? I would wager low since we are mostly talking about efficiency. Way before the actual physics issues come into play.

    The majority wants crappy gas mileage? Are you even reading what you write?
    The majority favor both, but when asked which is more important they pick power.

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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    How much was the increase? I would wager low since we are mostly talking about efficiency. Way before the actual physics issues come into play.
    2010 430 horse and 26 mpg highway. 1980 Corvette 180 HP and 20 mpg highway.

    The majority favor both, but when asked which is more important they pick power.
    Not for those who want mileage. People don't buy a Prius for it's power.

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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Again, thinking small. These are improvements we should have been making over the last 60 years but didn't. Steady small improvements make a big difference over time.

    Yes, making big jumps all at once can be expensive. As we've seen, complacency has been even more expensive. I'm not one to believe the government is very good at much of anything but something needs done to kick start things.

    There is absolutely no reason this country can not develop a more efficient long haul truck. None.
    Except for practicality, perhaps.

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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I think the biggest question is: How much will it cost to do it? NASA didn't have to worry about overhead, a whole lot.
    Yes, that's the big question. Do you know the answer?
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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    How will the regulations be applied to this vehicle:
    The government doesn't have to worry about such things, because obviously making a profit isn't of any real concern to them.

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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Yes, that's the big question. Do you know the answer?
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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    The government doesn't have to worry about such things, because obviously making a profit isn't of any real concern to them.
    Boy ain't that the truth.

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    Re: CAFE standards for big rigs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Boy ain't that the truth.
    Not to mention, force protection shouldn't be bound by EPA standards, either.

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