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The Road to Fuel Efficiency

THE ROAD TO FUEL EFFICIENCY A HISTORIC LOOK AT THE STANDARDS USING THE INCREASED DRIVING RADIUS Fuel economy standards are set periodically to ensure that vehicles are keeping up with the times -- by these standards, let's take a look at how far a 15-gallon tank of fuel could take you, according to the year the fuel standards were set. FACT: In 2025, you should be able to drive 1978 270 MILES 18 MPG from Chicago to New York City on a single 15-gallon tank of gas. 1985 412.5 MILES 27.5 MPG 2011 453 MILES 30.2 MPG 2016 532.5 MILES 35.5 MPG 2025 817.5 MILES 54.5 MPG HOW THE FUEL GAS ECONOMY STANDARDS AFFECT YOU $2,000 How much the AVERAGE AMERICAN $1.7 TRILLION How much the new fuel economy spends on standards will save Americans for the duration of the program gasoline each year 6 BILLION METRIC TONS FACT: The Amazon rainforest absorbs that much CO2 in three years. The estimated amount of The standards will also carbon dioxide pollution that the standards will reduce reduce smog, soot and air toxics, making the air we breathe cleaner. during the program's lifespan. By 2025, PPBBD the new standards will reduce oil consumption by an estimated 2.2 million barrels a day. That's more than we import from any country. EXCEPT CANADA, EH? That's more than FACT: Cars and light duty 0 trucks account for 45 percent of total U.S. oil consumption. 800 MILLION BARRELS per year. As older vehicles are replaced with newer ones, the oil savings will grow, ultimately reaching more than 4 million barrels a day. Looking ahead: SUPPORTING THE U.S. ECONOMY JOBS 700,000 1 MILLION 113,000 The number of new jobs the auto industry has created since July 2009 The number of Americans The number of Americans currently employed by the auto manufacturing industry currently employed in auto servicing and sales The new standards will create more than 148,000 jobs from 2017-2025. The standards will get us more than half way to meeting President Obama's goal of cutting oil imports by 1/3 by 2025. 2025 SOURCES: "Driving Efficiency," White House (, "Regulatory Impact Analysis" Study, EPA, August 2012 (

The Road to Fuel Efficiency

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The Obama Administration’s new national fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles will improve vehicle efficiency and save Americans money at the pump, all while reducing our dependence on forei...


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