Auto Industry Under Fire: How General Motors Responds to Fuel Economy Crisis
In June, the Senate engaged in a heated debate before passing an energy bill that includes an increase in automobile fuel economy, new laws against energy price-gouging and a requirement for huge increases in the production of ethanol. If the bill becomes law, automobile manufacturers will be required to increase average fuel economy by 40 percent to 35 miles per gallon for cars, SUVs and pickup trucks by 2020.
It would be the first increase in vehicle fuel efficiency since the current 22.7 mpg for cars was put in place in 1989 and the first time Congress has imposed a new auto efficiency mandate in 32 years.
General Motors has listened to the public outcry and is responding.
Craig Eppling is the public relations manager for General Motors responsible for media relations and PR strategy to improve opinion and consideration of General Motors, its policies and its products in an eight-state geographical area that includes
A native of
During his 23-year tenure with GM, Craig has held several customer and service-related positions with GM''s Vehicle, Sales, Services & Marketing division, each expanding his product knowledge and understanding of the complex and highly competitive auto industry.