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Report: House members call on EPA to ditch automobile letter grades

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Report: House members call on EPA to ditch automobile letter grades

by Jeremy Korzeniewski (RSS feed) on Dec 9th 2010 at 3:32PM

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It seems John Q. Public isn't the only one who thinks the letter grades the Environmental Protection Agency was planning to put on new car window stickers are confusing. Need a refresher? Check out our previous breakdown on the two window sticker options the EPA was proposing.

According to a report from CNBC, 53 members of the House sent a letter to the EPA in opposition to the proposed new labels. The main sticking point is that the House disagrees that only electric cars and plug-in hybrids should get the highest grades of A and A+.

As an alternative, the House is reportedly suggesting that the EPA figure out a way to continue promoting the tried-and-true miles-per-gallon rating system. It should be pointed out, though, that the old method of rating vehicles using an assigned mpg figure has its detractors too... and for good reason.

link:

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/12/09/report-house-members-call-on-epa-to-ditch-automobile-letter-gra/

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