New plan to raise car fuel efficiency standard

October 1, 2010 3:28:58 PM PDT
The government has released a new plan to raise the standard for car fuel efficiency.

The plan requires automakers to produce vehicles with fuel-efficiency ratings between 47 and 62 miles per gallon by the year 2025. That's a jump from a new standard imposed last year which one requires automakers to make vehicles with fuel efficiency ratings of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016.