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  • Strict fuel consumption standards for cars - taking into account the embedded energy of the car itself.
    • Encourage small cars, with cheaper registration to reflect the lower cost to road maintenance, lower impact on traffic congestion and less parking area requirements. It should be remembered that cars like the Citroen 2CV have been getting similar fuel economy to the Prius for 60 years, with much less embedded energy.
    • Efficient diesels.
The Strict fuel consumption standards for cars could be mentioned at national measures, yet the only thing that's really effective is changing the fuel alltogether, the type of car, ... makes no difference. KVDP 06:07, 10 November 2012 (PST)
Makes no difference? Obviously untrue. Okay, maybe you're using hyperbole, but...
A small and very efficient petrol or diesel vehicle may have a lower fuel usage and carbon footprint than a hybrid. This is an important point.
It may be similar with electric vs petrol vehicles - that choosing a simple micro-car is a better environmental choice than a larger electric vehicle.
I like the idea of strict fuel consumption measures - or carbon footprint requirements. --Chriswaterguy 23:57, 11 November 2012 (PST)