Auto Makers Resist Mandatory CAFE Improvements

Law360, New York (March 15, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The CEOs of four of the world’s top auto makers spoke out on Wednesday against mandatory improvements in vehicle fuel economy.

In testimony before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee, Rick Wagoner of General Motors Corp., Alan R. Mulally of Ford Motor Co., Thomas W. LaSorda of DaimlerChrysler’s Chrysler Group and Jim Press of Toyota Motor Corp.’s North America division all said that something had to be done about climate change, but that more stringent fuel economy measures were not necessarily the answer.

“The CAFE (corporate...
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