Fact Sheet

Maximizing Fuel Efficiency for Cars and Light Trucks

National policies that promote fuel efficiency are important for several reasons. They can:

  • Reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil.
  • Spur investment.
  • Promote innovation.
  • Lower the emission of harmful pollutants.

They can also enhance the nation's competitiveness in the global clean energy economy. Committing to strong national fuel-efficiency standards of 54.5 mpg by 2025 will yield benefits that strengthen our economic, national and environmental security far into the 21st century.

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