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Author Topic: US fuel rules spur hybrids, auto engine efficiency  (Read 2369 times)
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« on: April 01, 2010, 01:14:54 PM »

Industry will build cleaner-burning diesel cars, plug-in hybrids and more efficient gasoline engines to achieve the 42% increase in fuel efficiency mandated by the US government for 2016.

The initiative mandated by Congress and toughened by the Obama administration over the past year represents the first meaningful increase in fuel mileage targets since their introduction in the 1970s. It also will be the first federal effort to regulate tailpipe emissions.

New standards drafted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Transportation Department to be unveiled in Washington on Thursday will be phased in starting with the 2012 model year.


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