Light Duty Fuel Economy

(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....
(Press Release - 1/12/2017)
Statement of Therese Langer, Transportation Program Director ACEEE welcomes the EPA’s final determination that greenhouse gas emissions standards for light-duty vehicles of model year (MY) 2022-2025 remain appropriate in light of the information...
(Document - 12/14/2016)
ACEEE publishes greenercars.org, an annual consumer-oriented guide offering environmental ratings for every new model in the US light-duty vehicle market. This report covers the data issues, key assumptions, and analytical methods used to develop...
(Blog Post - 11/30/2016)
The Obama administration has been a great champion of higher fuel economy and corresponding reductions in vehicles’ emissions of greenhouse gases. There’s no reason to expect continuity in this area from the new administration, and an advisor to...
(Document - 9/26/2016)
These comments were submitted to the EPA (Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR- 2015-0827) and NHTSA (Docket No. NHTSA-2016-0068) and apply to the agencies' Draft Technical Assessment Report. An addendum to the comments, submitted on November 17, 2016, is also...