Fuel efficiency drives revitalization of the auto industry

by Russ White
August 27, 2012

With the launch of new federal vehicle fuel economy rules, the American auto industry has grown by nearly a quarter million jobs since June 2009 when the auto industry hit bottom, according to a new report available from DrivingGrowth.org.

The report from DrivingGrowth.org finds that fuel efficiency is a major factor behind the gains in U.S. auto jobs. A website that tracks the revitalization of the U.S. auto industry, DrivingGrowth.org is sponsored by three leading U.S. environmental organizations: The Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters Education Fund.

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