Adam Lee, Chairman of the Board of Lee Auto Malls in Portland, Me., which consists of 20 dealerships selling domestic and foreign cars, has a few thoughts to share on approval of the 54.5 mpg by 2025 fuel economy rule that was released last week. He issued this statement:
As a third-generation auto dealer, I can say with absolute confidence that my customers want cars, trucks and SUVs that go farther on a tank of gas. I support the 54.5 mpg standard because it will keep American automakers competitive in the world market, it will keep my customers happy, and it will help me to sell even more cars.
Automakers, consumers and consumer experts, national security leaders and environmentalists all back the standards because they will save families money, cut America’s oil dependence, drive greater innovation in the auto industry, and improve our environment.