According to news reports, the Bush administration said it would like automakers get ready for a congressionally mandated 40 per cent increase in fuel economy standards by 2020.
The administration is asking car companies to achieve a 25 per cent improvement during the 2011-15 model years — a 4.5 per cent compounded annual increase. By 2015, cars would need to average 35.7 mpg and light trucks 28.6 mpg.
Transportation Secretary Mary Peters said the proposal was “an aggressive but achievable standard.”
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