"Obama's New Fuel Economy Standards Require 49.6 mpg by 2025"

"The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Transportation [Wednesday]formally unveiled their joint proposal to set stronger fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for model year 2017-2025 passenger cars and light trucks."

"The proposed Corporate Average Fuel Economy, or CAFE, standards are projected to require 40.1 miles per gallon in model year 2021, and 49.6 mpg in model year 2025, on an average industry fleet-wide basis for cars and trucks combined.

The EPA's proposed greenhouse gas standards, which are harmonized with the CAFE standards, are projected to require emissions of no more than 163 grams/mile of carbon dioxide, CO2, in model year 2025."

Environment News Service had the story November 16, 2011.

SEE ALSO:

"U.S. Seeks To Double Average Gas Mileage by 2025" (Los Angeles Times)

"Feds Propose Rule To Double Vehicle Fuel Economy" (Hearst)

"Feds Propose Tough New Fuel Standards, Automakers Gasp" (Consumeraffairs.com)

"Small Businesses Support Fuel Efficiency and Carbon Emissions Standards According To Poll Results" (Small Business Trends)

"U.S. 54.5 MPG Fuel-Economy Standard May Cost $157 Billion" (Bloomberg Businessweek)

Source: ENS, 11/17/2011