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Group demands 60 miles per gallon standard

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The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) is urging President Obama to adopt a car and light truck fuel economy standard of 60 miles per gallon by 2025.

"Consumers across the country want higher fuel efficiency," says Mark Cooper, CFA director of research. "They want us to get off oil and they want to save money at the pump."

CFA recently sent a letter to the White House demanding adoption of new standards. The letter also was signed by "consumer groups" in Arizona, California, Florida and eight other states.

The group believes that "savings from reduced gasoline consumption at 60 mpg would more than offset any increase in vehicle prices likely to result from adding technologies in order to lower gasoline consumption."


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