UPDATE 2-DaimlerChrysler open to change in US fuel standards


(Adds Zetsche quote, Bush speech, DOE grants; new throughout) By John Crawley WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - DaimlerChrysler AG's top official said on Tuesday the company would be open to considering an overhaul in U.S. fuel economy standards for cars if the government changed the way it calculates mileage gains. In a speech at the Washington, D.C. Auto Show, Chairman Dieter Zetsche said a new system based on vehicle size rather than a less precise fleet average would make "far more ...

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