EPA: Mileage of new vehicles up slightly in 2008

The Center for Auto Safety is the nation’s premier independent, member driven, non-profit consumer advocacy organization dedicated to improving vehicle safety, quality, and fuel economy on behalf of all drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.

Nov. 20, 2009

By Justin Hyde

Dan Becker, director of the Safe Climate campaign, said the report showed that the gasoline price spike of 2008 to more than $4 a gallon in many areas did little to influence car buyers toward more efficient models.

“Gas prices have risen each year from 2002 to 2008; industry has failed to keep pace by improving mileage,” he said in a statement. He added, “The Obama administration must repeatedly ratchet up mileage and tailpipe standards.”…
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