US Administration finalises new fuel economy standards

ERJ staff report (TB)
Washington DC — The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has put the finishing touches on new vehicle fuel economy standards that call for the first increase since they were established in 1975.

Under the rule – announced March 27 and due to be published this week – fuel economy standards will be increased to 30.3 miles per gallon (mpg) from the current 27.5 mpg for passenger cars. Standards for light trucks would rise to 24.1 mpg from…

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