09 May '11, 9pm

Better fuel standards would save Americans $67 billion at the pump each summer

Better fuel standards would save Americans $67 billion at the pump each summer The average family would save $513 in just three months May 9, 2011 On May 5th , Environment America and the Sierra Club released a joint report, Summer Gas Prices: Beating the Heat with Clean Cars , that evaluates the impact of higher federal fuel efficiency standards for automobiles. CAP’s Valeri Vasquez and Junayd Mahmood have the story The timing of the study couldn’t be more appropriate; on the brink of vacation season, gas prices are reaching new highs every day. Meanwhile, the average U.S. passenger car only gets a disappointing 23 miles per gallon . The study is aimed at influencing the latest round of fuel efficiency standards for 2017-2025. The Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency are considering raising corporate average fuel economy, or CAFE, standards...

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