Global standards raise stakes

by Rhoda Miel
Plastics News
August 21, 2012

TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. — CAFE is just part of the future global auto story.

The Corporate Average Fuel Economy standard in the U.S. is going up, but legislation in both Europe and China is pushing automakers just as hard.

“Clearly, we’re looking at a global auto market with 50 miles per gallon everywhere by the 2020 time frame,” said Gary Smyth, executive director of the North American science labs and global research and development for General Motors Co.

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