US government close to deal on fuel economy with automakers: sources

( – Officials say the Obama administration is close to a deal with automakers to boost fuel economy. Officials familiar with talks between the White House and automakers say recent changes to make it easier for light trucks to become more fuel efficient have lowered the proposal to 54.5 miles per gallon (23.17 kilometers per liter) by 2025. Last month, the administration floated a 56.2 miles per gallon (23.89 kilometers per liter) target.

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