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No one chooses a vehicle because it gets poor gas mileage. Rather, we buy our cars and trucks to get to work, to school, to play, and to get there safely. This July 2001 NRDC report describes how proven automotive technologies now make it possible to dramatically increase the fuel economy of cars and light trucks without compromising safety, performance, or consumer choice. It also explains how raising the corporate average fuel economy (CAFÉ) standards will benefit consumers' pocketbooks, the public's health, and the nation's economy.

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FULL REPORT IN PDF
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
(Links indicate sections available as individual webpages)
Executive Summary
Investing in Fuel Efficiency is Good for Consumers and the Economy
Consumers Can Have Choice Among Efficient Vehicles
Diesel Fuel Is Not the Answer
Consumers and Safety: Efficiency Without the Sacrifice

last revised 7/30/2001

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