Is that Big Mac Costing You MPG in Your Truck?
A new infographic by Allstate and Cars.com says that the biggest factor facing automakers trying to increase MPGs is you. All of you. The trend toward increased obesity is really making it hard for automakers to cut more weight. Put down the Big Mac and check this out.
The reality is that the higher CAFE standards are just going to be harder to meet with the more obese Americans become. And as it turns out, beyond the health risks of being heavier, we could save some money on fuel. With higher gas prices putting a squeeze on everyone’s wallets, saving money could be as easy as eating a salad once in a while.
As the MPG debate goes some of it seems to be centered around what the manufactures can do to increase MPG (lighter weight, more efficient engines, etc.) and some of it is, well, common sense. Being more fuel efficient includes such items as keeping your tires inflated, carrying less cargo and now comes the revelation to simply lose some weight ourselves. Could it be that simple?
What do you think? How can automakers counteract this trend or can they?
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