The changes will boost overall fleet fuel efficiency to 34.1 miles per gallon by 2016, and conserve 1.8 billion barrels of oil over the lifetime of the vehicles sold in the next five years.
Bryce G. Hoffman - DETROITNEWS
- Apr 1, 2010
Imagine this kind of speech out of Detroit in 2006. --Ed.
New York -- Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally praised President Barack Obama's focus on energy policy Wednesday, but said policymakers in the United States and around the world must do more to help the auto industry deliver greener vehicles to the masses.
Mulally specifically urged Washington to do more to support the development of battery technology for hybrid and electric vehicles.
"We have kind of relinquished our lead in many of these technologies," he said during a speech at the New York International Auto Show. He later told reporters, "it's going to slow up the electrification of the world."... [Read More]