Fuel Economy For the Future

Will Americans give up their love for big cars?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

President Obama is set to announce today new fuel efficiency standards for American cars. For the first time ever, auto manufacturers will have to meet a national standard. According to the Obama administration, the standards will be the equivalent of taking 177 million cars off the road by 2016. So what is the new standard and how does it compare with other countries are doing? We turn to Matt McGrath, the BBC's environment correspondent.


Matt McGrath

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