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New fuel economy standards to add $2,600 to the average vehicle’s price, EPA says


EPA officials believe U.S. automakers can meet the U.S. government's 2025 corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards in an affordable way by expanding the use of existing technologies. A senion engineer for the Environmental Protection Agency said the organization believes 2025 model-year vehicles will be $2,600 more expensive than 2011 vehicles if automakers choose the „most cost effective” way to meeting ...
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