Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Cars - A Big Step Forward!

The agreement to boost fuel efficiency standards to 54.5 MPG by 2025 is the single biggest step President Obama could take to lower drivers' gas bills and cut heat-trapping pollution at the same time. And it will create as many as 150,000 good jobs here in the United States.

By 2025, new cars and light trucks in this county will go about twice as far, on average, on a gallon of gas, compared with today’s vehicles.

The difference will save Americans $80 billion a year at the pump. It will reduce our oil use by 3.1 million barrels per day by 2030. It will cut automobile carbon emissions in half. And it will create up to 150,000 American jobs, as Detroit shows the world how to build the next generation of energy efficient cars.

That's going to save the typical consumer a whopping $8,200 in fuel costs, the White House estimates, over the life of cars bought after 2025, as compared with today's average driving costs.

Well, hooray! For more information on the new CAFE standards, visit the NRDC website.

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