In 2012, the U.S. adopted new fuel economy standards to lower fuel costs for consumers and reduce pollution. Fuel economy standards are working and consumers are better off as a result. Vehicles continue to hit record highs in fuel efficiency and every vehicle class is improving. A Consumer Reports study showed these standards save drivers $3,200 per car and $4,800 per truck over the lifetime of the vehicle.
But now the auto industry is pressing lawmakers to change these critical standards. Two bills have been introduced in the House and Senate that would undermine the program and increase the amount drivers have to spend on gas.
We need to speak out now before these bills move any further.