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VIDEO: Fuel Standards Will Push Technology

June 28, 2012 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

The federal government has worked with auto manufacturers on aggressive fuel economy standards. Current standards for 2016 will reach 35.5mpg; and if approved, the new car standard would soar to 54.5 mpg in 2025. 

Environment Minnesota released a report saying high mileage rates could both save Minnesota drivers money at the pump, and be a major step forward for controlling emissions.

We talked to engineers at the University of Minnesota who say it's possible to meet the standard, but expect some tradeoffs.

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