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CAFE Standards Create Profit Incentive for Larger Vehicles

December 7, 2011

engineering graphic The current corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards create a financial incentive for auto companies to make bigger vehicles that are allowed to meet lower targets, according to a new University of Michigan study. Full Story

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