A study conducted by The Mellman Group at the request of a group of interested parties has shown that the majority of Americans, or at least of those in the states of Michigan and Ohio, are willing to embrace the enforcement of a 60 mpg requirement by 2025.
In Ohio, 80 percent of the 800 people questioned are confident a 60 mpg requirement would boost the innovation in the auto industry, while 76 percent of the people from Michigan, the car-capital of the US, agree.
Although clearly not a nationwide study, its results are not surprising and can easily be extended to encompass the opinion of most the Americans. The 60 mpg requirement has been the talk of the day for some time now, probably ever since the EPA announced the current mileage targets for the cars that will travel on public roads in the mid-term future.
"It comes as no surprise that Ohioans overwhelmingly support stronger fuel economy standards for automobile. Higher fuel economy standards will help create new jobs," said JD Staley, director of sales and marketing for Amp Electric.