Question of the Month
Model Year 2017 and Beyond: Light-Duty Fuel Economy and Emissions Standards
What are the current and future light-duty vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards?
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA), light-duty vehicles (LDVs) emit nearly 60% of transportation-related GHG emissions and use more than half of all petroleum transportation fuel in the United States. In 1975, Congress enacted the Energy Conservation and Policy Act, which directed the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to implement the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program. The goal of the CAFE program is to reduce national energy consumption through fuel economy improvements.
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