The Pew Campaign for Fuel Efficiency helped to build public support for stronger standards by working to engage diverse constituencies, including military experts, the auto industry and consumer advocates. The campaign conducted educational efforts aimed at the media, opinion makers, the American public and Congress in support of stringent and nationwide fuel efficiency standards.
The achieved increase in fuel efficiency standards will save 1.1 million barrels of oil a day and $25 billion for consumers at the pump–making the auto industry the first American economic sector to take meaningfully steps towards reducing carbon emissions. Taken together, it will save consumers money at the pump, increase our national security and reduce the threat of global warming.
The Pew Clean Energy Program continues to support measures in support of a cleaner, more efficient U.S. auto fleet.