In Aid Filing, G.M. Reduces Fuel Economy Estimate

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Feb. 27, 2009

By John M. Broder and Micheline Maynard

…Environmentalists said they were not happy with any sign that G.M. might be backtracking.

“In December they issued a response to the Congress with their first salvation plan and G.M. was very specific, saying they were on track for 37.3 m.p.g. for cars and 27.5 for light trucks by 2012,” said Daniel Becker of the Safe Climate Campaign run by the Center for Auto Safety, and a longtime critic of the auto industry. “Last week they were 3-plus m.p.g. less than that for the same period. Which is true?”

Greg Martin, a spokesman for G.M., said the company…

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