02 Aug '11, 5pm

54.5 mpg Fuel Efficiency Standard will save U.S. drivers .7 trillion by 2025

These programs, combined with the model year 2011 light truck standard, represent the first meaningful update to fuel efficiency standards in three decades and span Model Years 2011 to 2025. Together, they will save American families $1.7 trillion dollars in fuel costs, and by 2025 result in an average fuel savings of over $8,000 per vehicle. Additionally, these programs will dramatically cut the oil we consume, saving a total of 12 billion barrels of oil, and by 2025 reduce oil consumption by 2.2 million barrels a day – as much as half of the oil we import from OPEC every day.

Full article: http://www.cleantechblog.com/2011/08/54-5-mpg-fuel-effici...

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