Auto Execs Oppose Raising Fuel Economy Standards Auto executives are pressing congressional leaders to revisit a plan to increase fuel efficiency standards, saying it could hurt their industry. The Senate is expected to vote next week on a proposal to raise the standard by about 10 mpg by 2020.
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Auto Execs Oppose Raising Fuel Economy Standards

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Auto Execs Oppose Raising Fuel Economy Standards

Auto Execs Oppose Raising Fuel Economy Standards

Auto Execs Oppose Raising Fuel Economy Standards

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Auto executives are pressing congressional leaders to revisit a plan to increase fuel efficiency standards that the automakers say could hurt their industry.

The Senate is expected to vote next week on a proposal to raise the standard to an average of 35 mpg for cars and trucks by 2020, an increase of about 10 mpg over current levels: A manufacturer's fleet of passenger cars now is required to get an average of 27.5 mpg for any given model year, while SUVs, pickups and vans must get 22.2 mpg.