A plan by Congressional Democrats to increase the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks in the U.S. is expected to be opposed by President George W. Bush. The Democratic plan provides for mandating specific fuel economy increases over the next 10 years and would require cars and SUVs to have an average 35 mpg (6.7L/100 km) rating by 2013, compared with the current 27.5 mpg (8.6L/100 km) for cars and 20.7 mpg (11.4L/100 km) for light trucks, which include SUVs. Bush prefers that Congress ...

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