Fuel standards will push technology


The federal government has worked with auto manufacturers on aggressive fuel economy standards. Current standards for 2016 will reach 35.5mpg; and if approved, the new car standard would soar to 54.5 mpg in 2025. 

Environment Minnesota released a report saying high mileage rates could both save Minnesota drivers money at the pump, and be a major step forward for controlling emissions.

We talked to engineers at the University of Minnesota who say it’s possible to meet the standard, but expect some tradeoffs