NHTSA issues new fuel economy rule

June 11, 2024

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently issued new vehicle fuel economy standards that will increase economy by 2 percent annually for passenger cars for model years 2027-2031. Fuel economy will increase 2 percent annually for light trucks for model years 2029-2031.

This will bring the average light-duty vehicle fuel economy up to approximately 50.4 miles per gallon by model year 2031. The agency estimates the new standards will prevent more than 710 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions by 2050 and save almost 70 billion gallons of gasoline.

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