29 Aug '12, 6pm

Job creation a big part of selling 54.5 MPG fuel economy standard

Job creation a big part of selling 54.5 MPG fuel economy standard

to issue final federal rules for automakers to reach the 54.5 MPG by 2025 fuel economy standard. To fill the open space, many people are having their say in the matter, to influence the outcome. Three Republican Congressmen, for example , would like to see a delay to further consider higher fuel economy rules on "consumer safety." On the positive side, DrivingGrowth and the Consumer Federation of America say that jobs are being created by fuel efficiency and that consumers look forward to saving more money at the gas pump. Forbes contributor Mindy Lubber says that the "shift toward efficiency and advanced technology is driving job creation, investment and innovation across the country." Lubber says automakers and suppliers will have better sales, profits and more jobs with the increase to 54.5 mpg. Ford is investing $135 million more in hybrid and electric production, and ...

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