Obesity in the US Causes ‘Actual Mileage to Vary’

Automakers work really hard to shed as much weight as they can from all of their cars. No new car is heavier than it should be, when taking into account the materials used and costs involved. Millions are spent of making cars lighter and more efficient, only for that work to be negated by people who are overweight.
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The question of how and why things are the way they are is a matter best discussed elsewhere, but the fact that Americans are getting fatter and fatter is plainly obvious. For instance, the Fiat 500 sold in the US has redesigned (wider) seats to accommodate its American owners - is that not being part of the problem, instead of the solution?

Now, Allstate and Cars want to raise awareness on how obesity negatively affects cars’ efficiency, and how the exponential increase in overweight people in the last two decades will push back the implementation of the 54.5 mpg standard by 2025. The matter is a very serious one, considering the fact that studies suggest that more than one billion gallons of excess fuel is burnt every year, just because so many people are overweight.

America, eat your veggies, otherwise you are negating automakers’ efforts to increase car efficiency! Check out the gallery to see what they are on about...
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