Carmakers Say Latest Fuel-Economy Grade-Card Shows Need for mpg Deal

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Washington —Automakers say the latest grade-card for meeting federal fuel-economy standards shows the need for the White House and California to compromise on more-attainable mileage rules.

The U.S. auto industry achieved a record average of 24.9 miles-per-gallon in the 2017 model year, the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday. But carmakers fell short of marks set by the Obama administration, and most manufacturers only remained in compliance with the standards by cashing in credits from previous model years.

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