Obama to unveil truck efficiency standards next week

Obama last week unveiled tighter fuel-economy standards for model year 2017-2025 cars and light-duty trucks. The plan sets a fleet-wide average standard of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.

The president touted the new standards, which were negotiated in conjunction with the country’s major automakers, as “the single most important step we’ve ever taken as a nation to reduce our dependence on foreign oil.”