The heads of the Transportation Department and the Environmental Protection Agency today are signing final rules requiring 2016 model-year vehicles to meet fuel efficiency targets of 35.5 miles per gallon combined for cars and trucks, an increase of nearly 10 mpg over current standards set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Trish Moran is getting 99.9 mpg from her new Toyota Prius.
Although Moran confesses to having a lead foot when she drives, she's one of the first people in the Midwest to convert her Prius to a plug-in car.
After years of tests, the technical challenges for automakers to build such models appear manageable, whether for plug-in hybrids, all-electric vehicles or extended-range electric models - vehicles with engines that generate electric power rather than drive the wheels.
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