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What's driving the clean vehicle revolution?

January 14, 2015

What's driving the clean vehicle revolution?

Kristin Meek
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 2:00am

Americans are on the road to greener vehicles. Over the last five years, the number of SUV models getting at least 25 miles per gallon has doubled, while the number of car models achieving at least 40 mpg has increased sevenfold. By 2025, cars and light trucks will be almost twice as efficient as new cars are today, thanks to recent greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation.

These lower fuel costs are expected to save drivers an average $3,400 to $5,000 over the life of the vehicle, compared with 2016 cars and trucks.

A greener fleet of vehicles is also good news for the planet, as passenger cars and light trucks account for about 16.5 percent of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Research shows that new policies can drive efficient vehicle use even further, lowering emissions and saving consumers money.

Read more at GreenBiz.

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