Pollution from cars and trucks is a major threat to our climate and our health.

NRDC works with automakers and government leaders not only to make cars go farther on a tank of gas but also to take them off gas entirely. We've helped drive the federal government to adopt major improvements in fuel-economy standards. And we are working to get millions more electric vehicles on the road and advocating ways to make them more affordable.

What We're Doing

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We helped broker a fuel-efficiency deal that will cut carbon pollution from new cars in half and save drivers $90 billion a year at the pump.

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We're pushing for biofuels that are sustainably grown, protect sensitive landscapes, and lower carbon pollution.

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Electric cars require no gas and release no tailpipe emissions. That’s why we're working to get more of them on the road.

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As China’s electric vehicle market is growing rapidly, we're helping the country prepare its electric grid to power EVs with clean, renewable energy.

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What You Can Do

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