Feds post fuel economy standards for 2011
The U.S. Department of Transportation has posted new fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks for the 2011 model year.
The new standards will raise the industry-wide combined average to 27.3 miles per gallon, a two mile per gallon increase over the 2010 model year average.
"The 2011 standard will use an attribute-based system, which sets fuel economy standards for individual vehicle models based on size," say National Highway Traffic Safety Administration officials.
"Work on the multi-year fuel economy plan for model years after 2011 is already well underway."