2017 U.S. Fuel Economy Goals Called 'Ambitious' By GM CEO

Proposed fuel economy rules would equate to a fleetwide average of 47 mpg in 2017 and 62 mpg by 2025..

Published: 09-Jan-2011

Washington— General Motors Co. CEO Dan Akerson on Friday called proposed fuel efficiency standards for 2017 and beyond "ambitious," and said regulators should consider a regular review of the limits.

The Obama administration is mulling annual increases in fuel efficiency ranging from 3 percent to 6 percent between 2017 and 2025, which equates to a fleetwide average of 47 mpg and 62 mpg by the period's end. The range of costs per vehicle is $770 to $3,500, depending on the stringency of the emissions limits.

Akerson called them "ambitious."

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