Obama & McCain On Fuel-Economy Standards For Automobiles

By | September 23, 2008

Where do the presidential candidates stand on fuel-economy standards for automobiles?

barack obama
Barack Obama:

Supports raising fuel-economy standards 4% — roughly one mile per gallon — each year. Proposes spending $4 billion to help U.S. automakers upgrade their plants to produce more efficient cars and trucks.


john mccain
John McCain:

Says he would more effectively enforce existing fuel-economy standards. Said in 2007 that standards need to be raised, but has not offered specific targets.

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