U.S. Senate bill aims to boost SUV fuel efficiency


WASHINGTON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Fuel efficiency standards for popular sport utility vehicles and light trucks would be gradually increased to match those currently required in passenger cars under legislation to be introduced in the U.S. Senate on Thursday. SUVs and pick-up trucks now account for about half of all vehicles sold each year in the United States. Environmental groups favor higher mileage requirements for gas-guzzling SUVs as a way to reduce U.S. oil consumption. However, the ...

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