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Fuel Economy
(2008-04-22)
(wgvu) - WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press has learned the
government will require new cars and trucks to achieve an average
fuel economy of 31.6 miles per gallon by 2015.
Transportation Department Secretary Mary Peters plans to make
the announcement Tuesday, which is Earth Day. A new energy law
requires the fleet wide average of new cars and trucks to meet 35
mpg by 2020.
A U.S. official who spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of the
announcement said new cars and trucks will need to meet a fleet
wide average of 31.6 mpg by 2015.
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