05 Jul '11, 12am

62 mpg standard could save US drivers $thousands | Energy

62 mpg standard could save US drivers $thousands | Energy

62 mpg standard could save US drivers $thousands Published Monday, 4th July 2011 Just in time for July 4 holiday travelers, the Pew Clean Energy Program has launched a video to raise awareness of the benefits of increasing the fuel efficiency standards for cars and light trucks to as high as 60 miles per gallon (MPG) by 2025 . The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) are expected to release a proposed joint rule by Sept. 30, 2011, that will elevate fuel efficiency fleetwide to a level between 47 and 62 miles per gallon for cars and light trucks in model years 2017-2025. “President Obama has pledged to reduce petroleum imports by a third,” said Phyllis Cuttino, director of the Pew Clean Energy Program. “His administration can make real progress toward that goal by significantly increasing fuel efficiency for cars and light trucks.”...

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