Senate committee passes CAFE bill with tyre fuel efficiency provision

Washington DC – The Senate Commerce Committee has passed by voice vote a bill that would require auto makers’ car and truck fleets to average 35 mpg (miles / gallon) (around 11.2 km/litre) in fuel economy by 2020.

The first Senate fuel economy bill to make it out of committee since the early 1990s, the legislation also would regulate the fuel economy of medium-duty trucks for the first time and also would require the federal government to make fuel efficiency a priority in buying vehicles for…

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