28 Aug '12, 6pm

#Fueleconomy standards are a huge win for the economy and the environment:

#Fueleconomy standards are a huge win for the economy and the environment:

The Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency today finalized federal car and light truck fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for model years 2017 to 2025. The standards, together with those previously adopted for model years 2012 to 2016, mean an 80 percent increase in fuel economy for the average model year 2025 vehicle from the 2011 CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) requirement of 27.6 miles per gallon. ACEEE projects the standards for the entire period 2012-2025 will yield savings of 3.1 million barrels of oil per day in 2030, bringing oil consumption of light-duty vehicles below 7 million barrels per day—levels not seen since the mid-1980s. These savings projections include a “rebound ” of 10 percent from increased vehicle efficiency, reflecting the tendency of some to drive more when driving becomes less expensive. A joi...

Full article: http://aceee.org/blog/2012/08/new-vehicle-standards-achie...

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