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Editorial

Fuel economy: Step on it

November 26, 2011
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Detroit loves to boast about cars that go from zero to 60 in a few seconds, but now the industry has a chance to set a much more meaningful speed record: 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025. That average fuel economy standard, proposed by the Obama administration last week, would save $1.7 trillion, cut oil imports by almost a quarter of their current level, and significantly reduce greenhouse gases.

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