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“They’re simply not pushing the bar on internal combustion engines at this point,” he says.

Horsefeathers. There's only so much efficiency to be had in heat engine, and practical engines are limited in how close they can get to the theoretical (Carnot) efficiency limit by other pollution regulations, specifically those limiting NOx production.

Yes, car makers could produce cars that had a fleet average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, but they know damn well that very few people would want to buy the shitboxes they'd have to produce in order to achieve that.

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