The US Senate Commerce Committee is scheduled to vote on a bill to dramatically raise fuel efficiency standards on May 8, but before that the committee will hold one more hearing to listen to the carmakers' opinions on the matter. Committee chairman Sen. Dan Inouye will hold a hearing on May 3 at which representatives from the auto companies will voice their concerns with a bill that addresses the supply side by forcing car makers to build more efficient vehicles while doing nothing to address demand for smaller cars. The bill that will be up for a vote is sponsored by Sen. Diane Feinstein and would raise fleet averages to 35mpg over the next decade.

[Source: Detroit News]


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