US fuel economy overhaul could mean more big SUVs


WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Proposed upgrades in fuel economy standards could alter the fleet of sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks to improve safety but the government is not trying to engineer specific production changes to meet its goals, the top U.S. auto regulator said on Wednesday. Jeffrey Runge, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, said the biggest overhaul of fuel standards for the popular light truck class in 30 years is not meant to ...

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