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.
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 benefits (click here for full fact sheet):
- Saving consumers money. Even with low gas prices, fuel economy standards save thousands of dollars per car, and even more for light-duty trucks. Most new car buyers who finance their vehicles wills start saving in the very first month of ownership, even after accounting for the added cost of fuel-efficient technology.
- Increasing consumer choices. Consumers want more efficient vehicles in all segments, and modern fuel economy standards preserve and enhance consumer choice. Fuel economy standards encourage improvement across vehicle classes so each segment is likely to see improved models.
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.