Automakers Ahead of Schedule for MPG Standards

Automakers Ahead of Schedule for MPG Standards

With the new fuel standards to hit a nominal average of 54.5 mpg by 2025, automakers are working hard to improve the fuel efficiency across their lineups.

According to Christopher Grundler, director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality at the EPA, automakers are actually well head of schedule. The agency estimates that for the 2013 model year, 27 percent of the new-car fleet will be in compliance with the 2016 greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards. The 2014 Mazda6, for example, exceeds its 2019 fuel economy target with its most fuel-efficient model rated at 28 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.

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There are around 90 models that are currently beating the 2016 standards thanks to advanced gasoline engines and transmissions. The 2014 Chevrolet Malibu, for example, is beating the 2016 target while the 2014 Altima is beating its 2018 target.

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[Source: Automotive News]

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