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Gasoline Mileage / Tests #240920

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jul 10, 1975
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(Studio) FTC (Federal Trade Commission) writes newa dvertising guidelines to end overblown gasoline mileage claims
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Los Angeles, California) television commercials shown citing Environmental Protection Agency highway test. Environmental Protection Agency tests conducted in lab; tests were static. Union Oil Company made tests on procedures approved by Society for Automotive Engineers.Union Oil's tests were 10-25% below Environmental Protection Agency figures. Chart shows test results from EPA and Union Oil for: AMC Pacer, Plymouth Duster, Cadillac Seville, Dodge Charger, AMC Hornet and Chevrolet Vega. [Senior Vice President Union Oil Company W.S. McCONNOR - says unrealistic for car buyer to expect to get Environmental Protection Agency mileage. Cites difference in lab and road tests.] [Assistant administration Environmental Protection Agency Roger STRELOW - says our test procedure best because consumer needs to know which brand is better.] Ford intros. 2 new cars recently.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

(No location given) [Vice President sales Ford Motor Company John NAUGHTON - says if car driven exactly as dynamometer-tested car, figures would be same as EPA's.]
REPORTER: Hal Fisher

(Los Angeles, California) Environmental Protection Agency is good shopping guide, but mileage depends on other things.
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Drinkwater, Terry;
Fisher, Hal;
Mudd, Roger

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