Tell Toyota to Walk the Walk on Fuel Economy
The Union of Concerned Scientists and a number of other groups have been blasting Toyota for failing to endorse a strong boost to U.S. fuel economy standards. Instead, the company, which invests heavily in marketing itself as green, backs a loophole-ridden bill that would deliver significantly less cuts to global warming pollution.
The Senate provision Toyota is fighting against would cut U.S. oil consumption by 1.2 million barrels a day, 140 percent more than the watered-down legislation it supports. The stronger provision also would save Americans $14 billion more than the weaker one and cut 242 percent more global warming pollution.
Toyota should follow the lead of Nissan, which supports the stronger fuel economy provision.
Take a minute and tell Toyota USA president Shigeru Hayakawa what you think about Toyota’s backward position on fuel economy.