Government: Gas mileage rise in 2008 vehicles

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.

Sept. 19, 2008

By Ken Thomas

Environmental groups said the report reflected a lack of good options among many vehicle categories. In the larger truck segments, for example, there was little difference in fuel efficiency among the best performers and the mediocre ones.

"The American people have not had the choice to buy a clean vehicle except for certain sized sedans and the smallest SUVs," said Dan Becker, director of the Safe Climate Campaign for the Center for Auto Safety.

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