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An agreement has been reached with 13 major automakers as President Obama announced the next phase of the administration’s national vehicle programme. The aim is to increase fuel economy to a fleet-wide average 54.5mpg or 163g/mile of CO2 for cars and light duty trucks by model year 2025 . Ford, GM, Chrysler, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar/Land Rover, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Toyota and Volvo – which collectively account for more than 90 per cent of all vehicles sold in the USA – have reached the agreement alongside the United Auto Workers and the state of California. The programme will have different rates for cars and light duty trucks. The stringency standards for passenger cars will increase by an average of five per cent each year; while the stringency of standards for pick-ups and other light duty trucks will increase by an average of 3.5 per cent annually for th...

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