28 Jun '11, 1pm

White House, Feds To Push For 56.2-MPG Fuel Economy In 2025

White House, Feds To Push For 56.2-MPG Fuel Economy In 2025

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adminstrator Lisa Jackson and President Barack Obama Enlarge Photo The two Federal agencies that set gas mileage and emissions standards for future cars may propose rules that require corporate average fuel economy to reach 56 miles per gallon by 2025. News reports out of Washington, D.C., indicate that the Obama Administration is urging the EPA and NHTSA to push for a 5-percent improvement each year between 2017 and 2025. That translates to a 56.2-mpg fleet average in 2025. Regulators have been analyzing annual increases from 2 to 7 percent; Detroit is said to have acknowledged it could meet a 3-percent increase. 34 mpg in 2016, 62 mpg by 2025? Rules for cars built through 2016 were finalized two years ago. Weighted by sales, new-vehicle gas mileage will have to average 34.1 miles per gallon across the entire fleet by the 2016 model ye...

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