Fuel Efficiency vs. Reality

Under the new methods, the city fuel mileage estimates for most vehicles would drop 10 to 20 percent from today's estimates, depending on the vehicle.

Published: 12-Jan-2006

DETROIT  – Soon all vehicles in the United States will get lower fuel mileage as estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency if the agency has its way.

It's not that vehicles will actually be less fuel efficient. It's just that the EPA wants to bring its estimates closer in line with reality.

"With President Bush encouraging energy conservation, EPA is ensuring American motorists can be confident that the fuel economy estimates more closely reflect today's real world driving experiences," said EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson.

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