In the United States will not tighten norms of fuel consumption - Car

In the United States will not tighten norms of fuel consumption - CarThe U.S. Senate on Tuesday refused to consider amendments on the reduction of the allowable fuel consumption of the car is 1.5 times, which was made by a Democrat from Illinois Richard Durbin.The senators believe that the amendments turbine can damage the American automotive industry and cause unemployment, reports the Free Press.According to the amendments turbine, by 2015, the manufacturers had to increase the mileage of their cars with one gallon of fuel in the tank (3,8 liters) up to 40 miles. In other words, the fuel consumption should not exceed 6 litres per 100 kmToday these standards for passenger cars set at the level of 20.7 miles on 1 gallon of fuel (11,5 liters per 100 km).At the same time Senator Durbin demanded stricter fuel consumption for off-road vehicles by 2015 to the level of 27.5 miles on 1 gallon (is 8.6 liters per 100 km). Today, standards for machines of this class are at the level of passenger buses.As we reported earlier, some representatives of the U.S. administration on transport safety (NHTSA) supported the tightening of rules and said that the transition will take place gradually, beginning in 2008.Instead, NHTSA according to the results of yesterday's session of the Senate was given a task to prepare proposals for the monitoring of fuel consumption in transport not only with regard to ecology, but also taking into account economic conditions, including unemployment rates, as well as opportunities for U.S. automakers.This decision of the Senate, according to Free Press, lobbied not only the automobile producers, but also the White House. The only unhappy party turned out to be environmentalists.Source: "Behind the wheel".

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