Ford is backing the energy bill, and its embedded fuel-economy standards, that would require automakers to adhere to a 35-mpg CAFE by 2020.
Said the company in a release on Friday: "The
House energy bill is an important step towards increasing the national fuel economy standard. It accomplishes our shared goal of reducing the nation's dependence on foreign oil and emissions of
Ford characterized the bill as "a substantial improvement over the Senate energy bill passed in June, because it maintains the separation of cars and trucks, provides
flexibility to manufacturers and encourages the production of flex fuel vehicles."