The government proposed labeling each new passenger vehicle with a letter grade from A to D based on its fuel efficiency and emissions, part of a broader effort by the Obama administration to promote electric cars and other advanced-technology vehicles.
- Its not really "A", "B", "C", "D". Its A+, A-, etc, No F. Too politically correct to give an F, but they can hand out an A+. Why not just shift this scale to include "F" and not have an "A+", well because in our happy world there are no F's for failure.... not even cars.
- Of course the only cars that get an "A" are electrics or hybrids. Maybe they'll get an A++ if they have an Obama "O" on it as well.
- The EPA says it can't include "net emmissions" when grading an electric. In other words the amount of CO2 produced at the electric plant to make those happy electronics for the clean A+ electric car. UHHH... Right... the same EPA that was considering the ability to ban lead bullets is soooo wrapped up in legal handcuffs it can't include coal fired CO2 emissions in that A+ rating. So the A+ rating really isn't based in science anyway.
- Apparently all of those involved in this standard figure that Joe Sixpack is too stupid to realize that 35mpg is better than 25mpg. But yet he is bright enough to realize that an "A+" is not a government stamp of approval or recommendation.