Announcement of new fuel efficiency and emissions standards for cars and trucks

November 16, 2011



Sharyn Stein, 202-572-3396,
Mark MacLeod, 202-270-0798,

“Today’s announcement is more good news for American consumers, auto manufacturers, public health and the environment.

By 2025 we’ll have cars that on average get more than 54 miles to the gallon, save their owners more than $8,000 in fuel costs, save our country more than two million barrels of oil a day, and drastically reduce the carbon dioxide pollution in our air.

American cars and trucks are, once again, poised to lead the world in technological advances that will benefit us all.”


Environmental Defense Fund (, a leading national nonprofit organization, creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF links science, economics, law and innovative private-sector partnerships. See;;