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  1. Beyond Gasoline: Fuel Economy

  2. CAFE Standards Corporate Average Fuel Economy Mileage requirements for new vehicles

  3. Current CAFE Standards • 27.5 mpg for passenger automobiles • 20.7 mpg for light trucks & SUVs

  4. How do we make cars that use less gasoline? • Reduce wind drag • Reduce weight • More efficient engines and drive trains

  5. Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) • Gasoline Engine • Electric motor • Does not need to be recharged

  6. Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV)

  7. Some Examples of 2007 Fuel Efficient Models

  8. Toyota Prius • Sedan • $22,200 • Hybrid • 48 mpg • 110 hp

  9. Honda Civic Hybrid • Sedan • $22,600 • Hybrid • 45 mpg • 110 hp

  10. Toyota Yaris Liftback • Sedan • $11,000 • Gasoline • 40 mpg • 106hp

  11. Scion xB • Sedan • $14,600 • Gasoline • 37 mpg • 103 hp

  12. Honda Fit • 5-Door • $13,900 • Gasoline • 37 mpg • 109 hp

  13. Honda Civic EX • Sedan • $18,700 • Gasoline • 37 mpg • 140 hp

  14. Ford Escape Hybrid • SUV • $26,000 • Hybrid • 30 mpg • 230 hp

  15. How long does it take to change the US auto fleet? • 210 million cars and light trucks in US • 19 million new cars and trucks each year • 200,000 new HEVs in 2005. • Vehicles last 140,000 miles or 10 years • Changing rolling stock takes several years.

  16. Policies – Feebate • Extra fee to buy a gasoline SUV • Rebate when buying a HEV Nissan Armada: 13 mpg