Monday, May 30, 2011

Consumer Groups Push for a US Vehicle Standard of 60 mpg by 2025

Consumer groups want to see US vehicle fleet standard of 60 mpg by 2025. This point was made at a recent teleconference event held by the Consumer Federation of America, a nonprofit association of nearly 300 consumer groups, and by Consumer Action, which is a network of more than 8,000 community-based organizations.

As reported in the LA Times, Mark Cooper, research director for the Consumer Federation of America cited a May 16, 2011 report (PDF) which indicated that 87% of respondents said they want reduced dependence on oil, 85% said they are fed up about prices, and 75% said they want higher-mileage vehicles.

"Pain at the pump, along with the country's oil-import dependence, has produced a growing consensus that the federal government should substantially increase fuel-economy standards. And among independent technical experts, there is a growing consensus that committed car companies could meet these higher standards," Cooper said.

Click here to sign a petition to make 60 mpg the standard for new vehicles by 2025.

© 2011, Richard Matthews. All rights reserved.

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