Proposed Relaxation of EPA Mileage Standards

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  1. SRT-Tom

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    Could the proposed relaxation of car mileage standards prolong the life of V8, in particular the Hemi engine?

    The EPA has proposed freezing mileage standards at the 2020 level, when vehicles will be required to hit an average of 30 miles per gallon. Previously, the fleet mileage standard was supposed to increase to an average of 54.5 mpg. by 2026. This would increase the price on a new car by over $2,100 and probably spell the end of gas guzzling V8 engines.

    In response, seventeen states sued the EPA, in May, from scrapping the 2026 standards. In addition, about a dozen states, such as CA and NJ, want to set heir own higher mileage standards to improve air quality.

    This battle between the states and the federal government should be interesting to watch, especially its impact on owners with high performance V8s.
     
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    I was thinking about the effect of a substantial increase in fleet mileage would have on the price of a gallon of gas. If less gas is being purchased, there will be less revenue from taxes. To make up for this deficit, the price of a gallon of gas would have to dramatically increase.

    Unless you have money to burn, Hemi-powered cars may become garage queens.
     
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    They said the same thing before gas broke $1 /gal

    You just have to have your priorities.
    I’ll eat PB&J sandwich’s if I have to I order to drive a 400+ hp car to work.
     
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    The 2008-2010 6.1 Hemi only gets:

    Auto: 13 mpg. City and 19 mpg. Highway

    Manual: 14 mpg. City and 22 Highway
     
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    I read an article once about a guy who built a 93 Mustang with a 302 V8 with fuel injection and hacked the computer and he was getting 100 miles to the gallon. The automakers could easily do this if they wanted too.
     
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    My Manual 2010 SRT is at a 18.3 MPG Avg over the last 2000 miles
    On the highway I get 24-26 at 70-80.

    I just did the Diablo 93 octane tune and on my 1st tank, but seams a lot smother.
    The avg on the dash has jumped from 19 mpg to 22. We will see after a couple tanks.
    Then will play with the advance tunes.
     
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    My auto 2009 SRT is right at the EPA numbers- 13/19 mpg.
     

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