Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2000
Policy Type:Information and Education>Information provision, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation, Information and Education
Policy Target:Transport>Vehicle type>Light-duty vehicles, Transport>Vehicle type>Passenger vehicles
Agency:U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) maintain the website to provide consumers with detailed information about the fuel economy (MPG), carbon footprint, and air pollution score of 1985 to current model year passenger cars and trucks. This guide was been annually updated since 2000 and corresponds to a website that provides information on fuel efficiency of new vehicles ( DOE and EPA release new versions of the Fuel Economy Guide annually. The Fuel Economy Guide provides listings of model year vehicles that are fuel economy leaders, both overall and by vehicle class, including hybrid vehicles and flexible-fuel vehicles that can burn either gasoline or E85, a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15% gasoline. The website provides a variety tools to help consumer choose and compare cars in other to select a fuel-efficient vehicle that meets their needs. Recently, the guide became available in a mobile version - allowing consumers to easily check fuel economy, estimated annual fuel cost, and carbon footprint of cars as they shop.

25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Transport

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