DOT Proposes 25% Boost In Fuel Efficiency

Law360, New York (April 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters has proposed a 25% increase in vehicle fuel emissions standards over the next five years, a faster timetable than one currently being considered by the Senate.

Tuesday's announcement from Peters, timed to coincide with Earth Day, calls for an increase in the separate standards for passenger vehicles and light trucks of 4.5% per year over a five-year period ending in 2015.

Under the proposal, fuel economy for passenger vehicles would increase from the current 27.5 miles per gallon to 35.7 miles...
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