01 Aug '11, 12pm

How Automakers Can Meet the New 54.5 MPG Standards

How Automakers Can Meet the New 54.5 MPG Standards

President Barack Obama on Friday announced a deal struck with 13 automakers that will double the fuel efficiency of today's cars by 2025. News of the deal began leaking a few days earlier, inspiring several industry experts and news organizations to speculate on the billion-barrel-of-oil question: What are the technologies automakers will use to meet the new standard of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025? We can see ample evidence of the different elements automakers will utilize to meet the new goal. Ford, for example, is currently selling and developing a mix of electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles . Nissan is touting its all-electric Leaf, which it is calling the nation's first mass-marketed all-electric vehicle. General Motors is using turbochargers from Honeywell to help achieve a 42 mpg of its Chevy Cruze , which Honeywell described as June's best-selling vehicle ...

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