Car Manufacturers Respond to US Fuel Economy Standards

Article: Car Manufacturers Respond to US Fuel Economy Standards

Top US car manufacturers have responded to the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards following President George W. Bush’s recent signing of the new fuel economy law that orders cars and trucks to meet a 35 miles per (US) gallon fuel economy standard by 2020.

General Motors (GM), for instance, goes for more gasoline-electric hybrids and electric cars. Recently, the company talked about producing a new hybrid model every three months for the next two years in the U.S. market.

Ford Motor Co., on the other hand, intends to introduce more turbochargers. Also included in the plans are the promotion of direct fuel injection on smaller engines and the use of alternative fuels in half of its production by 2012.


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