EPA Grades America's Best-Selling Cars
September 13th, 2010 11:38 AM Share
Confused by the EPA’s proposed letter-grade system for fuel economy labels [proposed rule in PDF format here]? Check out the letter grades given to the top-selling cars in America [via Automotive News [sub]].
Published September 13th, 2010 11:38 AM
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Just gimme the numbers... I will decide what letter grade to give a car based on what I want, not on what someone in an office at a desk thinks I want.
It was my understanding that the EPA does not validate manufacturer claims on mileage... just that the mfg had to adhere to EPA approved testing procedures. If this is the case, having the EPA assign letter grades is akin to having a class of 5th graders self grade tests. The teacher just makes sure that they're all using the right answer key.
I am not a fan of the letter grades. Seems like you must have a hybrid to get an A. I hate that.
Oh heck.... Political correctness demands inclusion of all cultures so on-demand hand-outs using hieroglyphics will add to the confusion.