The current “freeze” on Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards may be nearing its end with the Clinton administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation battling for higher fuel economy standards across the board. The booming light truck, minivan and sport/utility vehicle (SUV) segment has been held stationary at the 20.7 mpg (11.4L/100 km) standard since 1995. Major automakers have joined various other interests, such as the Specialty Equipment Market Assn. (SEMA), in ...

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