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Title Standards and Regulations for Controlling Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Mobile Sources
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Publisher Category Federal government
Year Published 2010
Resource Type National Program
Format Web site
Geographic Scope U.S.
Categories Adopted Plans and Programs (Federal, State and Local)
Summary The combined EPA and NHTSA standards that make up this National Program apply to passenger cars, light-duty trucks, and medium-duty passenger vehicles, covering model years 2012 through 2016. They require these vehicles to meet an estimated combined average emissions level of 250 grams of carbon dioxide per mile, equivalent to 35.5 miles per gallon (MPG) if the automobile industry were to meet this carbon dioxide level solely through fuel economy improvements. Together, these standards will cut greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 960 million metric tons and 1.8 billion barrels of oil over the lifetime of the vehicles sold under the program (model years 2012-2016). Under this National Program, automobile manufacturers will be able to build a single light-duty national fleet that satisfies all requirements under both the National Program and the standards of California and other states, while ensuring that consumers still have a full range of vehicle choices.

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