|We can write our own future
We must, and we will, keep the momentum going to make sure that all motor vehicles sold in America are realizing the best fuel economy and greenhouse gas reductions possible," Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said.Predictably, industry is wary:
A trade group representing the biggest auto companies, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, said the proposal was based on "very preliminary and incomplete data."Diesel, hybrid electric vehicles and all-electric vehicles would all be critical components in such a scheme. All-electric vehicles would do a lot to boost the numbers. Cars needn't be small, just efficient.
The group's chief executive, Dave McCurdy, said the biggest carmakers, including government-owned General Motors, Ford Motor, Toyota Motor, and Volkswagen would closely review the administration's assumptions on technology, gas prices, and alternative fuels.