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INFOGRAPHIC: 54.5 miles per gallon standard | by The Sierra Club
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INFOGRAPHIC: 54.5 miles per gallon standard

Later this month, President Obama is expected to finalize historic vehicle efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for passenger cars and trucks sold from 2017-2025. When combined with previously announced standards for vehicles sold from 2012-2016, these standards will double the fuel efficiency of new vehicles by 2025, to the equivalent of 54.5 mpg. This is a big deal -- right now passenger cars and trucks are responsible for roughly half of all the oil burned in the country, and about one-fifth of our nation's carbon pollution. Details: sierraclub.typepad.com/compass/2012/08/mpg-oil-infographi...

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Uploaded on August 20, 2012