Obama To Announce Plans To Drastically Increase Auto Costs

When you go to the auto lot starting in 2012, expect your choices to be golf cart sized vehicles

President Obama will announce tough new nationwide rules for automobile emissions and mileage standards on Tuesday, embracing standards that California has sought to enact for years over the objections of the auto industry and the Bush administration.

The rules, which will begin to take effect in 2012, will put in place a federal standard for fuel efficiency that is as tough as the California program, while imposing the first-ever limits on climate-altering gases from cars and trucks.

Let’s see. California has the highest fuel costs in the country. The plan could raise the costof a vehicle by up to $1,300. British Columbia was urged not to match the California emissions standards, because it “would drive upvehicle prices because of the cost of technology needed to make them, as well as increasing repair costs and insurance rates.” So many of the vehicles that Americans, including Al Gore Disciples, rely on, SUVs, pickups, larger vehicles, would go buh bye.

And this begs the question: will curent owners of auto’s have to make changes to them to comply with the new regulations, much as people who want to bring some vehicles to California must? Will we have to do away with black vehicles?

There is so much to this debate, such as the whole man-induced global warming idiocy, the Federal government interfering with States Rights, government dictating policy even more to auto makers, particularly those who took bailout money, and, who is going to want these micro-mobiles, anyhow? Sure, a few will. But, the rest of will be left with no choice. I thought the Left was interested in choice?

To meet the new federal standards, auto companies will have to drastically change their product lineups in a relatively short time.

The companies have declined so far to comment on the costs involved in meeting a fleet standard of 35 miles a gallon. For starters, the automakers will probably have to sharply reduce the number of low-mileage models, like pickup trucks and large sedans.

But, certainly not for all the limo’s that the top climahysterics drive in. Folks like Al Gore, the Hollyweird folks, and, hey, Barack Obama. Not to mention all the large size SUVs that drive with the presidential motorcade. “Do as I say, not as I do.”

Michelle Malkin points to more of the anticipated costs laid right at the feet of the middle and working classes, including the auto deaths directly laid at the feet of CAFE standards.

The Other McCain: They can have my gass guzzler when they pry it from my cold dead fingers!

Beltway Snark wonders how Team Obama knows what the price of gas will be in 2016. Speaking of gas prices, notice that none of the Usual Suspects are complaining about the price continuing to go up, now that O’Barry is president?

Hey: Auto Czar Made $100M In Hedge Funds And Is Building $15M Home Amid Calls For “Sacrifice”. Said palace is also encroaching on an Indian burial ground.

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