U.S. Sets Higher Fuel-Efficiency Standards

by Bill Vlasic
The New York Times
August 28, 2012

DETROIT ‚Äî The Obama administration issued new fuel economy rules on Tuesday that require auto manufacturers to increase the average efficiency of new cars and trucks to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025…

The rules for 2025 represent a victory for environmentalists and advocates of fuel conservation. The administration estimates that Americans will reduce oil consumption by 12 billion barrels of oil because of the higher CAFE standards, issued by the Transportation Department.

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