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The EPA may publish window stickers for all new cars that list their fuel efficiency, but it’s not clear the agency’s acting administrator has read them.

At BloombergNEF’s Future Mobility summit in San Francisco, on Monday, Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler told Bloomberg, “It is not the EPA’s role to promote a particular type of fuel, such as electricity.”

Indeed, nothing in the EPA’s mandate gives it authority directly over what fuels cars should use. A quick check of EPA labels, however, shows that cars running on electricity average three to four times the efficiency of the average car running on gasoline. The best more than double the efficiency of the best gasoline cars.

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