FACTBOX-U.S. gas prices, fuel economy hot political issue

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DETROIT, May 26 (Reuters) - The recent surge in U.S. gasoline prices promises to make the fuel efficiency of new cars and trucks a hot-button political issue in the run-up to this year's presidential election. And as highlighted in a recent report from the Environmental Protection Agency, which noted that light-duty vehicles account for about 40 percent of all U.S. oil consumption, there is certainly much room for improvement. -- PEAK IN 1987 The EPA's annual fuel economy report said ...

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