PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE AL GORE has moved medium- and heavy duty truck fuel economy into his campaign strategy by proposing to increase spending on related research by $47 million to $142 million in the fiscal year starting this Oct. 1. The goal is demonstration prototype heavy pickups and medium duty trucks with tripled fuel economy — and Class 8 trucks with doubled fuel economy within 10 years. FORD MOTOR CO.'S got a genuine phenom on its hands with the new Explorer Sport Trac (see WEVTU ...

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