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Automakers Support U.S. Fuel Efficiency Goals
August 13, 2012 by Annemarie Pender - Communications
We are awaiting word on the publication of the final fuel economy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for 2017-2025, possibly sometime this week. This issue is obviously one we care about and prioritize at Global Automakers. That’s why we launched the Driving Fuel Economy website earlier this year – to highlight our members’ commitment to meeting, and in many cases exceeding, the federal standards for fuel economy and GHG.
In anticipation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) announcement of these new standards, Global Automakers will be focusing on the importance of one national program. From today through September 3, expect to find news and information related to the Administration’s goals and our perspective on how automakers can realistically achieve them.
We agree with President Obama that a comprehensive national approach to regulating fuel economy and GHG emissions is the best way to meet our nation’s environmental goals. We also think it’s the best way to provide our members – automobile manufacturers, right here in America – the ability to design, build and produce the types of vehicles consumers want to buy.
Global Automakers anticipates that the final rules will include the following:
- An average fleet-wide standard of 54.5 MPG for MY 2025 light-duty vehicles
- A mandatory mid-term review to assess whether the standards in the far out years are still feasible
- Credits and flexibilities to encourage market-driven innovation and advanced technology
Stay tuned to the Driving Fuel Economy blog in the coming days and weeks for a download on the new rules and our reaction. Stay in touch by tweeting us your reactions and thoughts at @GloblAutomkrs by using the hash tag #CAFE2025. You can also follow the conversation at Facebook.com/GlobalAutomakers.