Obama Wants More Fuel-efficient Trucks On US Roads

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Drawing a link between reduced fuel consumption and climate change, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that his administration will issue tougher fuel-efficiency standards for delivery trucks by March 2016. Obama said helping these vehicles use less fuel would have the triple benefit of making the U.S. less dependent on imported oil, keeping more money in consumer pockets, and reducing the greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming. Obama also said companies that want to join an existing public-private partnership focused on energy-efficient vehicles will get specialized resources and technical expertise from the Department of Energy. Last month at the Detroit Auto Show, Ford Motor Company revealed its lighter and more fuel-efficient version of its bestselling Ford F-150 pickup truck.

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