What are Fuel Economy Standards?

The Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards are rules designed to reduce energy consumption by increasing the fuel economy of cars and light trucks.

In 2012, federal officials announced new standards to rapidly improve fuel economy from model years 2017 to 2025. The new standards are expected to nearly double today’s average fuel economy to approximately 40 miles per gallon.

Fuel Economy Standards provide a number of consumer benefits:
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Huge progress has been made on the efficiency of the passenger vehicle fleet, and greater improvement is on the horizon thanks to strong fuel economy targets and new developments in technology.  Automakers are already beating current standards and have lots of flexibility to meet future targets.

Make Your Voice Heard – Speak Out For Strong Fuel Economy Standards

Automakers and big oil companies are actively working to undermine fuel economy standards that would save consumers thousands of dollars in fuel costs. We need your help to protect these standards. Click the button below to tell your representatives to support strong fuel economy standards.