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How much "gas" is USA saving?

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by sp4rk, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. sp4rk

    sp4rk Banned

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    Where are numbers published that show the "results" of CAFE standards and how many barrels of oil / gasoline cars in America are in fact saving (over x years), due to cars becoming more and more energy efficient?
     
  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    It's hard separate this value out because the rising cost of gas has reduced the number of miles many folks drive their cars. In addition, the CAFE standards can be worked around by making flex-fuel cars which will add 5 mpg to the CAFE rating without actually doing anything.
     
  3. cwerdna

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    I don't have any exact numbers for you but the executive summary at http://www.epa.gov/otaq/cert/mpg/fetrends/2012/420s12001a.pdf (found from Light-Duty Automotive Technology, Carbon Dioxide Emissions, and Fuel Economy Trends: 1975 Through 2011 | OTAQ | US EPA) on page 10 shows the trends in mileage (abysmal in 1975 when the program started, apparently in response to the Arab oil crisis) until now.

    You can probably find the answer by Googling around for stuff like these:
    site:eia.gov cafe gallons saved
    site:epa.gov cafe gallons saved
     

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