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>Well, it is about time. Welcome to the twenty first century American auto makers! Faced with the new CAFE and emissions standards put in place by the Obama administration, American car companies are having to import smaller car models from abroad to increase their average fleet mileage standards. According to the Economist magazine, “The new CAFE standards mean that cars would have to be hitting 42mpg (26mpg for trucks) in less time than it typically takes to develop new car models. The carmakers have no choice but to try to sell Americans cars developed for Europe and Asia.” – We all know America is behind the times when it comes to efficiency, but now we are being forced into the present. At last! Next on the agenda, we should try to be leaders of the green technology of the future. But for now at least, it feels nice to live in the present.