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U.S. DOT and EPA Lower Gas Mileage Targets

U.S. DOT and EPA Lower Gas Mileage Targets

NHTSA and the EPA will increase the stringency of corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) and CO2 emissions standards by 1.5% each year through model-year 2026, as compared with previous standards that would have required about 5% annual increases.

April 2, 2020

EPA and DOE Release 2018 Fuel Economy Guide
New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Remains at 25.3

New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Remains at 25.3

The May value is up 5.2 mpg since October 2007, the first month of monitoring by UMTRI. This value is 0.2 mpg below the peak of 25.5 mpg from August 2014.

June 6, 2017

New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Rises to 25.2 MPG

New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Rises to 25.2 MPG

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in April reached 25.3 mpg, which was a 0.1 mpg increase from March, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

May 5, 2017

Fuel Economy Increases 0.1 MPG for January
New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Flat in November

EPA Retains 2025 Emissions Targets

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed leaving in place its emissions standards for light-duty vehicles through 2025 in a move that's expected to face opposition from automakers.

November 30, 2016

EPA Fuel Economy Labels Now More Accurate

EPA Fuel Economy Labels Now More Accurate

Fuel economy labels attached to new vehicles now more accurately reflect real-world fuel consumption, refuting a decade-old study that claimed the labels mislead buyers, according to a new analysis from Consumer Reports.

November 14, 2016

New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Falls 0.4 MPG

New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Falls 0.4 MPG

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in October fell 0.4 mpg to 24.8 mpg, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

November 11, 2016

Automakers Exceed EPA Fuel Economy Standards Again

Automakers beat U.S. fuel-economy standards for the 2015 model year for the fourth year in a row, reaching an average of 29.4 miles per gallon for passenger cars, which marked an all-time high, according to an annual report from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

November 4, 2016

Feds Nix 54.5-MPG Target for 2025

Improving gasoline fuel economy and strong demand for trucks and SUVs has led federal regulators to eliminate the 54.5 mpg corporate fuel economy target for 2025.

July 19, 2016

New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Increases in May

New-Vehicle Fuel Economy Increases in May

The average EPA fuel economy rating of new vehicles increased 0.2 mpg to 25.4 mpg in May, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

June 3, 2016

Chrysler Pacifica Rated at 28 MPG Highway

Chrysler Pacifica Rated at 28 MPG Highway

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released fuel economy ratings for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan that can achieve 28 mpg on the highway — a 12% improvement over the outgoing Town & Country.

March 8, 2016

Falling Fuel Prices Drive New-Vehicle MPG Lower

Falling Fuel Prices Drive New-Vehicle MPG Lower

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in the U.S. in December fell 0.2 mpg to 24.9 mpg from the revised value for November, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.

January 8, 2016