Manufacturers Meet Greenhouse Gas Standards
January 12, 2018
Today, EPA issued two annual reports that provide information on fuel
economy and greenhouse gas emissions from light duty vehicles in the
United States. The reports show auto manufacturers continue to innovate
and make progress increasing fuel economy and reducing pollution.
The Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel
Economy Trends: 1975-2017 report is the authoritative reference for real
world fuel economy, technology trends and tailpipe carbon dioxide
emissions, for new personal vehicles sold in the U.S. every year since
1975. The report shows fuel economy for the U.S. fleet continues to
improve. Model year (MY) 2016 vehicle fuel economy was 24.7 mpg,
slightly higher than MY 2015, and a record high overall. Since MY 2004,
fuel economy and CO2 emissions have improved in ten out of twelve years.
Manufacturer Performance Report assesses compliance performance for
individual automakers and for the U.S. fleet as a whole with the
greenhouse gas emissions standards for light duty vehicles. This year’s
report shows all manufacturers are in compliance with the standards.
EPA, the Department of Transportation, and the California Air Resources
Board implement coordinated regulations for passenger cars and light
trucks on fuel economy and GHG emissions.