American consumers want more miles per gallon

by David Champion, Consumer Reports; and
Mark Cooper and Jack Gillis, Consumer Federation of America
The Hill’s Congress Blog
October 11, 2012

The recent adoption of a new national average fuel economy standard of 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) by the year 2025 is not only one of the most important energy policy moves of the past quarter-century, it is also a big win for consumers…

Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America, two of the country’s leading consumer groups, believe that the best way to insulate American households from volatile gasoline prices is to create a passenger vehicle fleet that gets more miles to the gallon.

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