GM CEO: Future Gas Mileage Rules Ambitious 1-07-2011 - WNEM TV 5

GM CEO: Future Gas Mileage Rules Ambitious 1-07-2011

WASHINGTONGeneral Motors CEO Dan Akerson said new fuel efficiency requirements being discussed by the government are "pretty ambitious" and suggested that Congress seek ways of reconsidering the coming standards every few years.
Akerson met Friday with members of Michigan's congressional delegation. He was named CEO in September and added the GM chairman's title at the start of the year.
The auto executive raised concerns about fuel efficiency requirements being discussed for the 2017 to 2025 model years.
Government regulators have said the fleet of new vehicles may need to meet a standard of somewhere from 47 miles per gallon to 62 miles per gallon by 2025, nearly double the current requirement.
Akerson said the increases would be difficult to attain and said Congress could consider reviewing the rules every two to three years.
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