US Government Announces New Fuel Efficiency Standard for Cars and Light Duty Trucks

  • By: Staff Editor
  • Date: August 19, 2011

On July 29, 2011, President Obama announced that the US government and thirteen major automakers had agreed on a new standard that would increase fuel economy of cars and light duty trucks to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light duty trucks by 2025. This article describes the background to these standards, estimated savings and proposed provisions in the new standard.

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