ANALYSIS-US fuel rules spur hybrids, auto engine efficiency

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By John Crawley and Soyoung Kim WASHINGTON/NEW YORK, March 31 (Reuters) - Industry will build cleaner-burning diesel cars, plug-in hybrids and more efficient gasoline engines to achieve the 42 percent increase in fuel efficiency madated by the U.S. government for 2016. The initiative mandated by Congress and toughened by the Obama administration over the past year represents the first meaningful increase in fuel mileage targets since their introduction in the 1970s. It also will be the ...

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