CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 22, 1975
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(Studio) Environmental Protection Agency tests on gas mileage show American car to be 1 of top gas sources.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Environmental Protection Agency films shown. Tests report 12.8% average m.p.g. increases in 1976 cars from 1975 cars. Cars tested on dynamometer. Mileage winners are: Datsun B-210 at-33 m.p.g.; Chevette (98 cubic inch) at 33 m.p.g.; Subaru at 33 m.p.g.; Chevette (85 cubic inch) at 32 m.p.g.; and Renault at 32 m.p.g. Ford Pinto received 28 m.p.g. Environmental Protection Agency will report Honda and Mazda tests later. EPA's California mileage test with tighter pollution standards reports Datsun B-210 to be best at 33 m.p.g. Datsun B-210 (automatic transmission) got 30 m.p.g., as did Peugeot (diesel) and VW Beetle. Those with least m.p.g. are: Jaguar XJ-12; Rolls-Royce Camarque; Rolls-Royce Corniche and Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow with Il m.p.g. each American Motors Matador; 3 styles of Cadillac and full-size Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth station wagons got 12 m.p.g. [Fed. Energy Admin. chief Frank ZARB - cites improvement in American car models re: gas mileage.] Environmental Protection Agency stresses that different options and driving techniques could give consumers different results.
REPORTER: Nelson Benton