(3BL Media) August 28, 2012 – With the newly adopted national mileage standard of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 making the headlines today, top business leaders are eager to weigh in with the media on how the standard will positively impact the US economy and the US auto industry. New jobs and strong car sales tied to robust fuel standards are already in evidence from Michigan to Indiana to other Midwest states. THEIR TAKE: US automakers are today seeing growing consumer demand for fuel-efficient vehicles and it’s already leading to new jobs and stronger profits. In the long term, US automakers can expect to see an increase in extra profits to the tune of .44 billion dollars as well as 300000 additional vehicle sales in 2020. The new standard is also projected to drive investment and innovation in the US and worldwide auto industry, while creating 484000 new jobs in the US economy wide. EXPERT INTERVIEWS: MINDY LUBBER is President of Ceres, a leading coalition of investors and public interest organizations working with companies to address sustainability challenges. Ceres created the Investor Network on Climate Risk, whose 100 members manage more than trillion in collective assets, and include major institutional investors as BlackRock, Deutsche Asset Management, TIAA-CREF, and public pension funds in California, Florida and New York. Lubber recently noted in a column in Forbes.com: ” Automakers know that offering buyers a wide range of cars and trucks that go

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