Bob Lutz: Gas Mileage Rules Will Make 15 Percent Of All Cars Plug-in By 2022

by Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield
Green Car Reports
September 24, 2012

Earlier this year, when the EPA confirmed new Corporate Average Fuel Economy gas mileage standards of 54.5 mpg by 2025, we told you that it would equate to greener, cleaner cars which cost less to fuel and pollute less.

But according to veteran automotive executive Bob Lutz, the new gas mileage standards will have another benefit: more plug-in cars.

Speaking at the Autobeat Insider Conference in Dearborn, Michigan last week, the former Vice Chairman of General Motors predicted that tough gas mileage rules worldwide would increase the global market share of electric vehicles to 15 percent in 10 years.

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