*Today’s average car gets just 21 mpg on the road. To find the fuel economy that your car is rated, visit www.fueleconomy.gov
Today's average passenger vehicle meets just a 28.3 mpg standard. On July 29, 2011 President Obama announced that by 2025, new cars and light trucks in this county will go about twice as far, on average, on a gallon of gas, compared with today's vehicles. The difference will save Americans $80 billion a year at the pump. It will reduce our oil use by 3.1 million barrels per day by 2030. It will cut automobile carbon emissions in half. And it will create up to 150,000 American jobs, as Detroit shows the world how to build the next generation of energy efficient cars.
The historic agreement with thirteen major automakers will strengthen fuel economy and carbon pollution standards for new cars and trucks, achieving the equivalent of 54.5 mpg and 163 grams per mile of CO2 by 2025. This agreement is one of the most important steps America can take to break our costly addiction to oil.