Light-duty GHG emissions and fuel consumption standards United States of America

Name of policy Light-duty emissions regulation
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country United States of America
Region North America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Regulatory Instruments
    • Codes and standards
      • Sectoral standards
      • Vehicle fuel-economy and emissions standards
Sector name
  • Transport
    • Light duty vehicles
Policy description The standards are projected to result in an average industry fleetwide level of 163 grams/mile of carbon dioxide (CO2) in model year 2025, which is equivalent to 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) if achieved exclusively through fuel economy improvements

Target

- 54.5 mpg (is 23.2 km/l) by 2025

Divided by passenger cars and light trucks the CAFE standard for the period 2017-2025is

- 143 gCO2/mile for passenger cars (=62.1 mi/gallon / 26.4 km/l)

- 203 gCO2/mile for light-duty vehicles (=43.8 mi/gallon / 18.6 km/l)

Policy type
  • Changing activity
  • Energy efficiency2
Policy stringency
Implementation state Implemented
Date of decision
Start date of implementation
End date of implementation
High impact GHG reduction
Impact indicator


Source or references http://www3.epa.gov/otaq/climate/regs-light-duty.htm

https://www3.epa.gov/otaq/climate/documents/420f12051.pdf

http://transportpolicy.net/index.php?title=US:_Light-duty:_Emissions,

http://transportpolicy.net/index.php?title=US:_Light-duty:_Fuel_Economy_and_GHG

Supports policies
Is supported by policies
Comments (background and assessment) Target: 23.2 km/l by 2025
Status Final

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