29 Jul '11, 7pm

White House Unveils New 2025 Fuel Economy Standards

White House Unveils New 2025 Fuel Economy Standards

She pointed out that "companies making 90% of the cars sold in America support these standards," and that industry is on board to comply with the standards. She estimates consumers will save a total of around $1.7 trillion savings in fuel costs -- by 2025, the standards will save $8,000 per vehicle. Furthermore, the atmosphere will be spared from an estimated 6 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases. According to a statement released from the White House shortly beforehand , Over the life of the program, the standards will save an estimated 12 billion barrels of oil - nearly four years' worth of consumption by light-duty vehicles at current levels. By 2025, the standards ... will reduce oil consumption by an estimated 2.2 million barrels a day ... As the vehicle fleet turns over and older vehicles are replaced with more efficient ones, the oil savings from these standards...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/07/white-house-2025-...

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