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Automakers ahead of schedule for 2020 fuel economy targets
Automakers ahead of schedule for 2020 fuel economy targets

The auto industry is making significant strides toward increasing fuel efficiency and is ahead of schedule in meeting strict federal fuel economy goals, according to a new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists. Already, 10% of the new passenger cars and trucks on the market today meet their federal targets for 2020 and the industry still has much room to apply state-of-the-art fuel efficiency technology to the remaining fleet, UCS said. “The efficiency and emissions standards are working — all you have to do is look at cars and trucks that are on the road,” said Dr. Dave Cooke, vehicles analyst at UCS. “Automakers are meeting the challenge of making...

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