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Bill Seeks to Boost SUV Fuel-Efficiency

IN BRIEF / ENERGY

January 30, 2003|From Reuters

Fuel-efficiency standards for popular sport utility vehicles and light trucks would be gradually increased to match those currently required in passenger cars under legislation to be introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) in the Senate today.

The bill would boost the current average fuel economy standards required in SUVs and other light trucks from 20.7 mpg to 27.5 mpg by 2012.

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