A consumer group, citing a new study that shows 9 of 13 automakers have CAFE numbers lower than 10 years ago, is calling on Congress for mandatory fuel-economy standards. The Consumer Federation of America showed off its new 13-page report titled, "Stuck in Neutral: America's Failure to Improve Vehicle Fuel Efficiency." It said the lack of improvement is a result of a shift in consumer tastes for trucks and SUVs. But the group also noted that consumers aren't properly informed about fuel-efficient vehicles and there are more advertising and incentives for SUVs.

[Source: David Shepardson/Detroit News]

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