Fuel Economy Standards on Target

Fuel Economy Standards on Target

Based on the EPA’s recent provisions report, U.S. automakers have outperformed the mandated U.S. fuel economy standards for 2015. The report, which summarizes fuel economy and carbon dioxide emissions from 1975 - 2015 has recorded four consecutive years of improvement.

Fuel economy has increased from a combined 13 MPG in 1975 to 24.8 MPG in 2015.

In 2015, cars have increased from .7MPG to 28.6 MPG, while trucks increased from .7MPG to 21.1 MPG.

Adjusted CO2 emissions also reflect the positive developments, falling from 695 grams per mile in 1975 to a record low 358 grams per mile in 2015.

The full report is available on the EPA’s website:
https://www.epa.gov/fuel-economy/light-duty-automotive-technology-carbon-dioxide-emissions-and-fuel-economy-trends-0

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