AUTOS: The Gas Guzzlers

As gasoline shortages appear (see ENVIRONMENT), and further price increases threaten, how many miles of travel a car gets out of a gallon is once again of concern to U.S. drivers. Moving nimbly to the aid of motorists, the Government's Environmental Protection Agency last week published a fuel-economy rundown on every 1973 auto, foreign or domestic, sold in the U.S. The results were painfully predictable: gas mileage drops with every pound of weight and power accessory. Says Eric Stork, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Mobile Source Air Pollution Control: "Far and away the easiest way of reducing fuel consumption is...

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