USA: Government proposes new light truck fuel economy rules - report
The United States government yesterday proposed the largest increase in automotive fuel economy in more than a decade, calling for a 7% improvement in the performance of sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks and minivans, the New York Times (NYT) reported. However, the newspaper said that critics, including many environmentalists and top Democrats, claimed the proposal demanded no more of the vehicle industry than it had already committed itself to achieve on its own.
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