The 54.5-mpg CAFE Target Looms Large—Here’s How Companies Currently Stack Up

Discussion in 'Fuel Economy' started by JohnM, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. JohnM

    JohnM Well-Known Member

    These days, just about every bit of technical wizardry—direct injection, turbocharging, lightweight construction—targets higher efficiency. That’s because we’re in the middle of America’s greatest-ever increase in fuel-economy requirements.

    In 2017, the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standard for cars takes off toward 55.8 mpg in 2025, double 2010’s 27.5 mpg. In that same time, truck efficiency will also double to 39.8 mpg. Combined, they comprise the touted 54.5-mpg target. Of course, CAFE is measured more generously than the numbers on the window sticker—a Honda Accord with a 31-mpg-combined label is rated at 40.8 mpg for CAFE—but that has long been the case.

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