Those who work outside very specific industries, such as the hydroforming or automotive industries, probably do not give much thought to current CAFE standards. In fact, many of them might not even be familiar with the term. Nevertheless, CAFE standards do impact their lives in specific ways.
First, because CAFE standards have led to a considerable lightening of automobile frames over the years, they have directly influenced the amount of fuel consumption. Since lower fuel consumption leads to lower shipping costs, we can rightly say that these standards have lowered consumer costs.
According to research by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, the effects will prove even more dramatic in the days to come.
The car rule for model years 2017 to 2025 is projected to cut annual U.S. oil imports by an additional 6 percent by 2025 from what would happen otherwise, or 400,000 barrels per day…oil imports are expected to decline by more than 2 million barrels per day by 2025.
Not only have CAFE standards influenced consumer cost through lowering fuel consumption, but they have also improved the environment by lowering CO2 emissions. Because lower emissions means a slowing of climate change, it could be argued that the current standards are literally making the world a better place.
If you work in the automotive sector and seek to conform to current standards, remember that we here at American Hydroformers pride ourselves in being the best and most convenient hydroforming providers in the Midwest.
About American Hydroformers
Founded in 2003, American Hydroformers specializes in the tube hydroforming manufacturing process. Production capabilities include numerous metal forming techniques such as hydroforming, hydraulic press work, metal stamping, and tube forming. In addition to hydroformed components, American Hydroformers offers complete assembly level fabrication of automotive structures, robotic welding, and both industrial laser and plasma cutting.
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