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Auto Industry / Fuel Efficiency / Ethanol #842386

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 30, 2006
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(Studio: Bob Schieffer) Department of Energy figures on gas prices & inventory cited.

(Los Angeles: Sandra Hughes) The increased demand for more energy-efficient vehicles featured; details given of DaimlerChrysler’s fall to 5th place because most of its products are trucks & SUVs; August sales projections cited. [Chrysler auto worker Chris WALKER†- says we’ve got to get more competitive.] [Auto industry analyst Todd TURNER†- says people are looking for things that get better fuel economy.] [Auto DEALER – comments on the wait for smaller cars.] [Prius owner Warren BINZLEY†- comments.]

(Studio: Bob Schieffer)

(Studio: Trish Regan) A "Consumer Reports" study casting doubt on the notion of ethanol as an alternative to gasoline reviewed; map shown of ethanol plants; fuel efficiency for gas vs. ethanol compared. [Northeast Biofuels Eric WILL†- comments on converting a beer plant into an ethanol factory.] [“Consumer Reports” David CHAMPION†- comments on the difficulty in finding E-85 fuel.]

Schieffer, Bob;
Hughes, Sandra;
Regan, Trish

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