Light Duty Fuel Economy

(Blog Post - 4/5/2018)
The “final determination” on light-duty vehicle standards recently issued by US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt has all the hallmarks of a bad book report. Despite the complexity of the subject matter, the formal...
(Press Release - 3/30/2018)
Statement by Therese Langer, ACEEE Transportation Program director US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt is expected to throw automotive progress in reverse by declaring that light-duty vehicle standards for model years...
(Blog Post - 3/26/2018)
The Trump administration appears to be nearing a decision to roll back light-duty fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards. Automakers have promoted this reckless action by claiming that the standards are too tough now that consumers are buying...
(Document - 2/12/2018)
Federal energy efficiency programs have played a key role in reducing energy use and saving consumers hundreds of billions of dollars a year in energy bills. But, like many other federal efforts, these programs have come under budgetary attack. This...
(Press Release - 2/1/2018)
Washington, DC—For those who like clean vehicles with state-of-the-art technology or simply want to reduce their environmental footprint, today’s market has good news. A slew of affordable, efficient, tech-smart cars and trucks are now on the market...
(Blog Post - 1/18/2018)
With the threat of a rollback looming, two new reports from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show that federal fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for vehicles are working. Furthermore, new models, such as those on display...
(Blog Post - 11/16/2017)
In responding to an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) action on vehicle standards, ACEEE found that average vehicle prices have remained essentially flat over the past 15 years, even as average fuel economy improves. The finding rebuts multiple...
(Document - 7/12/2017)
Pickup truck fuel economy is on the rise. EPA’s latest Fuel Economy Trends report shows that average fuel economy for new pickups increased from 16.9 mpg in 2010 to 19.0 mpg in 2016.1 That will save the average driver about $200 in fuel expenditures...
(Press Release - 3/15/2017)
Statement of Therese Langer, ACEEE Transportation Program Director Today’s announcement of backtracking on vehicle standards for model years 2022-2025 puts at risk tens of billions of dollars of fuel savings for consumers and big reductions in...
(Blog Post - 3/6/2017)
The Trump administration is reportedly launching a rollback of vehicle efficiency standards that greatly benefit the US economy. These standards save consumers money, create jobs, help reduce US reliance on foreign oil, and lower carbon emissions....