Mulally meets with House members, urges one fuel-economy standard

Alan Mulally

FoMoCo’s CEO Alan Mulally recently headed out to Capitol Hill to meet with legislators and other government officials of the Obama Administration. During his visit, Mullay told Capitol Hill legislators that multiple U.S. standards put a burden on automakers and consumers.

“We’re not talking about specific numbers,” Mulally told reporters at the Capitol after meeting with more than a dozen House members.

Ford’s Mulally said that he was pushing for a “unified standard across all the states.”

Mullay also had a meeting with Bill Daley, the White House chief of staff, and David Plouffe, senior adviser to Barack Obama. According to a Ford’s spokeswoman, Mulally visit was a “regular check-in meetings with government officials where (Mulally) will underscore the importance of American manufacturing to the U.S. economy.”

During his meeting with House members, Mulally said that if the Congress is serious about pushing alternative energy policies, the effort needs to be unified behind one technology. The move will allow automakers to be easily innovative, Mulally said.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: Detroit News