The Obama administration recently finalized rules that will require cars and light-duty trucks sold in the U.S. to get 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, which is roughly double the current standards. While this mandate has some great benefits (its expected to save drivers more than $8,000 in fuel over the life of a given vehicle and reduce the nation’s oil consumption by more than two million barrels a day), an article in the Auto section of the Spokesman-Review says the new requirements could drive up the price of a new car beyond some families’ reach.

The National Automobile Dealers Association estimates the average car’s sticker price could rise by around $3,000 once the new rules are phased in. Here’s the article.

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