We’ll All Be Driving Cleaner By 2025
President Obama announced today an agreement with thirteen major automakers to commence the next phase of the Administration’s program to increase fuel efficiency standards to 54.5 miles per gallon for cars and light-duty trucks by Model Year 2025. EPA and the Department of Transportation worked with auto manufacturers, the state of California, environmental groups, and other interested parties for several months to ensure that the standards are achievable, cost-effective and preserve consumer choice.
In addition to reducing greenhouse gases, these changes are projected to save families an estimated $8,200 in fuel savings over the lifetime of a new vehicle, compared to the Model Year 2010 standards. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson remarked that “This is another important step toward saving money for drivers, breaking our dependence on imported oil and cleaning up the air we breathe.”