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GM Praises Sales Success of Fuel Efficient Models

Between 1975 and 1978, GM increased its passenger car fuel economy by 26% from 15.2 to 19.2 mpg. In 1977, GM bounded ahead of Ford and Chrysler by more than 1 mpg by taking a 1,000 pounds of excess weight out of its largest cars. Not only were GM's new models a fuel economy success, they were a sales success as well. In December 1978 when the 1979 models were on sale, GM Chairman Thomas A Murphy said:

Each wave of new more fuel-efficient GM products has met with outstanding success in the competitive marketplace.

CAS 1995 House Testimony on CAFE

STATEMENT OF CLARENCE M. DITLOW
DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR AUTO SAFETY
Before the
SUBCOMMITTEE on ENERGY AND POWER
HOUSE COMMITTEE on COMMERCE
Washington DC July 24, 1995

Where AAA and its critics have disagreed

March 9, 2003

Here’s a rundown on some of the spats between AAA and its critics.

 In March 2002, two AAA clubs in California sent a letter to the California Senate opposing legislation that would lower carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles. The letter argued that the rules could "result in significant adverse consequences for the motoring public in California."

Green Machine: Eco-friendly Auto Club Challenges Long-dominant AAA

March 9, 2003

By Rosemary Camozzi
For The Register-Guard

 

It’s the middle of the night and there’s no one in sight. When your car breaks down, who ya gonna call?

For nearly 46 million U.S. drivers, the answer is simple: AAA. The only organization with more members in the United States is the Catholic Church.

2001 Senate CAFE Testimony

STATEMENT OF CLARENCE M. DITLOW

DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR AUTO SAFETY

On Reforming the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards
Before the

SENATE COMMITTEE on COMMERCE, SCIENCE AND TRANSPORTATION

Washington DC December 6, 2001