WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fleets can play an important role in introducing more fuel-efficient vehicles into the U.S. passenger vehicle stock but need some encouragement to do so, according to a new study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Greener Fleets: Fuel Economy Progress and Prospects finds that few fleets have attempted to maximize the fuel economy of their vehicles to date.
Washington, D.C. — The Bush Administration has proposed a 1.5 mile-per-gallon increase in the fuel economy standard for light trucks over the years 2005 through 2007. “This action is a modest but useful step forward,” stated Steven Nadel, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) Executive Director, “but it’s a drop in the gas tank compared to what is possible and needed.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The newly released 2003 Honda Civic Hybrid offers outstanding environmental performance in a mass-market package, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, publisher of ACEEE's Green Book®: The Environmental Guide to Cars and Trucks. The organization has added the Civic Hybrid to its early model year 2003 ratings on GreenerCars.org, the online version of its comprehensive environmental guide to vehicles.
New Edition of ACEEE's Green Book® Helps Consumers Find Eco-Friendly Cars and Trucks of Model Year 2002
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) today released the fifth edition of its groundbreaking consumer guide, ACEEE's Green Book®: The Environmental Guide to Cars & Trucks-Model Year 2002.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Increasing the fuel efficiency of new cars and light trucks by just 5 percent a year would cut U.S. oil use by 1.5 million barrels per day within a decade, according to a new study issued today by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Over 40 years, such a program of increased vehicle efficiency would save 10–20 times more oil than the projected supply from the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and more than 3 times total U.S. proven oil reserves today.