CAFE Standard's Positive Effect On Fuel Economy and Consumption

Date Published: 
Thu, 05/01/1986

Glenn G. Parsons. National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration. May 1986.

Fuel Economy and Annual Travel for Passenger Cars and Light Trucks: National On-Road Survey” finds that between 1977 (CAFE standards went into effect in 1978) and 1981, fuel economy for passenger cars increased by 41 percent, while fuel consumption was reduced by $53. 8 billion.