How Today’s Cars Can Meet Tomorrow’s Standards

This series details on a vehicle-by-vehicle basis different strategies to reduce fuel use from gasoline-powered vehicles. Using known fuel-saving strategies, manufacturers can make existing vehicle models that comply with emissions standards for 2025 while saving consumers money and dramatically reducing fuel consumption. This is true in vehicles that span all shapes and sizes, from compact sedans to pick-up trucks and SUVs.

The analysis underpinning this blog series relies upon the EPA’s peer-reviewed, full vehicle simulation model (ALPHA) and considers detailed information of the vehicle such as engine, transmission, weight, and performance characteristics in order to accurately reflect what a 2025 version of today’s vehicle could be, and how much better it could be for both consumers and the environment.

Download the methodology.