NetComposites

Connecting you to the composites industry

Advertisement

Ford to Boost Fuel Economy of SUVs by 25 Percent

  • Tuesday, 1st August 2000
  • 0 comments
  • Reading time: less than a minute

Ford Motor Co.(F.N), attacking complaints about gas-guzzling sport utility vehicles, said Thursday it will raise the average fuel economy on its hot-selling SUVs by 25 percent by 2005. Ford Chief Executive Officer Jac Nasser announced the program in a speech in Washington, where Congress is considering regulations to raise the fleet average fuel economy of light trucks to 27.5 miles per gallon, the mark required for car fleets, from 20.7 mpg. The better mileage will come from a variety of areas, including new generations of engines, more use of lightweight materials such as composites, and improved aerodynamics.


For more information visit:


Share this article


More News


Comments (0)

Sign in or create an account to join in the discussion.

Leave your comment

Advertisement

Upcoming Events

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Follow us
Subscribe to our email newsletter

Subscribe to receive our weekly round-up of all the industry's latest news, jobs, events and more!

We'll always keep your personal details secure and will never share them with third parties for marketing purposes. You can unsubscribe at any time. For further details on how we may use your data, please visit our Privacy Policy.