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.

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How the Honda CR-V Can Get Back on Top in 2025

, senior vehicles analyst

Utility vehicles are all the rage these days, outselling cars nearly 2:1. So it only makes sense in our second blog in a series on how automakers can meet the 2025 standards to focus on one of the best-selling utility vehicles on the market, the Honda CR-V. While this year its sales have dipped slightly below its Toyota rival, the next generation Honda CR-V could put one of the most long-running utility vehicle nameplates back on top, in both fuel economy AND sales.

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The next generation of the sporty Jetta GLI and its traditional Jetta counterpart could see a nearly 25 percent reduction in global warming emissions, meeting the 2025 standards and saving consumers thousands of dollars in fuel. Photo: VW

Today’s Vehicles, Tomorrow: How Automakers Can Meet Strong 2025 Efficiency Standards

, senior vehicles analyst

Four years ago, we noted that auto manufacturers were well on their way to meeting the 2025 vehicle efficiency standards set under the previous administration, with a number of vehicles  overachieving on their targets. Since then, manufacturers have squandered that head start and pushed for a rollback of the standards. This is the first post in a blog series on how manufacturers can, and should, get back on track.

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