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To make every gallon count, Obama wants to place more stringent requirements on automakers.

· Double fuel economy standards within 18 years while maintaining current flexibility.

· Offer $7,000 tax credit to buyers of plug-in hybrids.

· Mandate all new cars be flex-fuel capable.

· Provide $4 billion in retooling credits and loans to help domestic manufacturers switch to more fuel-efficient cars.

· Aim to get 1 million 150 mile-per-gallon plug-in hybrids on the roads within six years.

· Support creation of more transit-friendly communities and level employer commuting assistance for driving and public transit.

"I have a plan to raise the fuel standards in our cars and trucks with technology we have on the shelf today -- technology that will make sure we get more miles to the gallon." -- Obama*


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Last updated November 06 2008: 11:36 AM ET
Source: *June 24, 2008, Speech, Las Vegas, Nev.
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