AUTOLINE ON AUTOBLOG: Tell the Feds to Freeze the Regs!

August 3rd, 2008 at 9:00am

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Every day Chrysler LLC builds Euro-spec versions of the Chrysler 300 at its assembly plant in Canada, bolts a V6 diesel engine into most of them, and ships them off to Europe. That diesel 300 gets better fuel economy, over 30 mpg, than all the other vehicles in Chrysler’s U.S. showrooms. But it’s against the law for Chrysler . . .

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4 Comments to “AUTOLINE ON AUTOBLOG: Tell the Feds to Freeze the Regs!”

  1. John Says:

    ” Anybody else out there agree with me that this is crazy? ”

    John, EXCELLENT Work!

    Now, you want to make it reality.

    Bring this article to the attention of Lou Dobbs, T. Boone Pickens, and Jesse Ventura.

    Let them run with it.

    You do great work. Keep going.

    Thank You.

  2. Tom Martin Says:

    I agree that U.S. and European requirements should be similar.

    I’m confused by the phrase, “Freeze the Regs.” Don’t you mean, “Abolish the U.S. Regs and adopt the Euro’s?”

    Does this mean that we also adopt the Euro CO2, safety, and mileage regs?

    I think it’s too complicated to accept Euro requirements in total.

    I think what you really mean is that you want the U.S. to lessen it’s standard for diesel pollution and make it similar to the Euro standard. That should be easy to do without throwing out all the regs. We already allow significant pollution from large diesel trucks.

  3. Tom Martin Says:

    And while we’re at it, we might as well ask Germany to pass our laws — not only for automobiles, but for everything else as well.

  4. Paco Says:

    Fuel economy should be considered en case of engines…