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Global Automakers is playing an integral role in the harmonized rulemaking process for establishing the MY2017-2025 fuel economy/greenhouse gas (GHG) standards currently being undertaken at the federal level by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and on the state level by California.  A comprehensive national approach to regulating fuel economy and GHG emissions is not only the best way to meet the  nation's environmental goals, but it will also provide automakers the ability to design, build, and introduce into the marketplace the types of advanced technology vehicles consumers want to buy.

Learn more about the history of the rulemaking, past and current regulatory efforts, and what the proposed standards will mean for automakers and consumers. 

Slideshow: One National Program 101



From the 1970s until today

  • 1973

    OAPEC Oil embargo in 1973 caused gas prices to skyrocket and a nationwide gas shortage
  • 1975

    1975 - Congress adopts the “Energy Policy & Conservation Act” and creates the CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) program to be enforced by the Department of Transportation (DOT).  Target set at 27.5 mph by MY1985. 
  • 1978

    First passenger car CAFE standard set at 18 mpg for MY1978


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