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Fuel Economy Plan to exclude big SUV\'s

I just thought this article would complement the many other fuel/energy threads well.

DETROIT, Aug. 15 - The Bush administration is expected to abandon a proposal to extend fuel economy regulations to include Hummer H2's and other huge sport utility vehicles, auto industry and other officials say.

The proposal was among a number of potential strategies outlined by the administration in 2003 to overhaul mileage requirements for light trucks - sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks and minivans. It had been seen by industry officials as likely to be adopted.

But the impact of the tougher requirements would have been borne almost solely by the increasingly troubled domestic auto industry, a concern for the administration.

Its broad plan to overhaul the light-truck mileage rules would change the regulatory system from one using averaged mileage for an automaker's entire annual light-truck output to one that sets up five or six classes, determined by a vehicle's size.

The rules, the first major rewriting of fuel economy standards since they were created in the 1970's, will be released late this month. They are sure to renew vigorous debate about the nation's dependence on foreign oil, a matter underlined by rapidly rising oil and gas prices.
 

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Re: Fuel Economy Plan to exclude big SUV\'s

shocking!







ok not really.


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This doesn't surprise me one bit with this administration.
 

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Seems stupid, but that is a good point that it would probably be the final nail in the coffin for GM and Ford. Ford right now is pretty much staying afloat on truck and SUV sales.
Japan and Korea helped their local automotive industries.
 

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people who can afford an H2 can afford the gas for it.

Now for people like us Focus owners The extra $300-$500 per year hurts.

For people who Bought a SUV when gas was cheap, These prices kill them.

But overall the people whao get hurt by gas prices are people who don't make alot of money and don't have many options other than driving.

we know see the error of urban sprawl, It makes everyone drive.
 
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