Administration Sets Higher Level Vehicle Fuel Standards

Passenger cars and light trucks must get 49 mpg by 2026. 

The U.S. Transportation Department is heightening fuel standards for new vehicles in line with EPA guidance. The department stated, “The new standards will make vehicle miles per gallon more efficient, save consumers money at the pump, and reduce transportation emissions.”

They announced the new standards will increase fuel efficiency 80 percent annually for model years 2024-2025 and 10 percent for model year 2026. They will also increase the estimated fleetwide average by nearly 10 miles per gallon for model year 2026, relative to model year 2021. 

 “Today’s rule means that American families will be able to drive further before they have to fill up, saving hundreds of dollars per year,” said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “These improvements will also make our country less vulnerable to global shifts in the price of oil, and protect communities by reducing carbon emissions by 2.5 billion metric tons.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his administration to seek God’s direction as they address energy efficiency.
  • For wisdom for Secretary Buttigieg as he oversees the implementation of new fuel-efficiency standards.
  • For Administrator Regan to have discernment as he heads the EPA.

Sources: Department of Transportation, Wall Street Journal, Reuters 


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