Vehicle Fuel Efficiency up in 2008 Model Year

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 Ken Thomas

…The Obama administration has pressed for tougher fuel efficiency requirements and proposed a 40 percent increase by 2016. Environmentalists said the EPA data showed the need for stiff requirements, noting that $4 gasoline prices in 2008 failed to dramatically boost fuel efficiency.

"Despite the highest gas prices ever, it didn’t move the needle," said Dan Becker, director of the Safe Climate campaign for the Center for Auto Safety….

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