CANBERRA – Australia’s auto industry announces an ambitious target of reducing fuel consumption of new passenger cars to 35 mpg (6.8L/100 km) by 2010. Peter Sturrock, Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries chief executive, tells local media the target implies a reduction in average fuel consumption of about 18% from the 2001 level of 28 mpg (8.3L/100 km) over the remainder of this decade. Toyota Australia says an effort to reduce fuel consumption in its cars is consistent with ...

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