As Ford, GM, BMW, Audi and others make bets on cars that will ultimately get 54.5 MPG, Fiat-Chrysler--which hasn't-- wants the new federal standards standards rolled back.
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In tiny pods and mock Microbuses with surfboards on the roof, 112 student teams compete in cars they built to be fuel economy champs.