Monday, May 07, 2007

Obama: "The Age of Oil must End in Our Time"

"For the sake of our security, our economy, our jobs and our planet, the age of oil must end in our time," he told the Detroit Economic Club, also noting that auto workers union has also resisted change.

"For years, while foreign competitors were investing in more fuel-efficient technology for their vehicles, American automakers were spending much of their time investing in bigger, faster cars."

The result was, Obama said, that while US cars typically averaged around 27.5 miles (44 kilometers) per gallon.

Japanese vehicles had surpassed American standards at an average of 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the gallon, he said.

AFP via Raw Story

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