The Future of Fuel Efficiency


The Obama Administration has finalized the fuel efficiency standards mandating that all cars and light-duty trucks average 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025 per model.

The federal government reports that its standards will improve fuel economy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. According to the Obama Administration, consumers will save more than $1.7 trillion at the gasoline pump and reduce oil consumption by 12 billion barrels.

The current existing standards for cars and light trucks are for them to average 35.5 mpg by 2016.

There is the argument that suggests the standards will hurt domestic automakers. Auto dealers have expressed concerns that the standards would raise car prices, and consumers would probably hold onto their old cars rather than buy new ones.

Another alternative and opportunity is advocating the use of compressed natural gas in regard to natural gas vehicles. Certainly, our dependence on foreign oil would greatly diminish.

We would be more dependent on natural gas and the abundant supply of natural gas in our country.

We would be using a cleaner fuel, so in every way, we would be far ahead of where we are today from an energy standpoint and closer to energy independence.
America Needs America’s Energy and Together, We, the People, can Create the People’s Energy Plan!

Mark Stansberry is author of “America Needs America’s Energy: Creating Together the People’s Energy Plan.”

For more information, visit, or Facebook: America Needs America’s Energy.

Updated 06-25-2013

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