Consumer Group Asks Obama To Bring MPG Tests In-House

Law360, New York (January 12, 2012, 7:34 PM EST) -- Consumer Watchdog asked the Obama administration Thursday to have the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conduct miles-per-gallon tests instead of manufacturers, contending automobiles including the Hyundai Elantra have inflated advertised MPGs.

The consumer advocacy group said in a letter to President Barack Obama that U.S. automakers like General Motors Co. had been put at a disadvantage because other manufacturers such as Hyundai had advertised MPGs that were out of sync with reality.

“The North American [International] Auto Show this week and next week in Detroit is a...
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