Today, there are approximately 1.1 billion light-duty vehicles in use around the world. About 1.2 million, or 0.1 percent of the global fleet, are all-electric or plug-in hybrids. More than 1 billion of those vehicles run on gasoline and diesel-powered internal combustion engines.
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This is a critical year for the fuel efficiency of cars, trucks and SUVs in America. The average mpg of the U.S. fleet has gone up steadily, reducing tailpipe emissions that foul the air and harm the environment. But the federal program responsible for those gains, the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, is up for a midterm review later in 2016. Will agencies continue on the path toward an ambitious goal of reaching 54.5 mpg by 2025? Or will the targets be weakened, and progress undermined?
We’ll be discussing the steps leading up to this crucial moment in history: What role will electric and hybrid vehicles play? Can we keep gaining in fuel efficiency and still drive the vehicles we like? Can high-octane fuels like ethanol make a difference?
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And here’s one of the major ways we’ve been pursuing that goal:
It’s that time of year again. Time for all of us to look back at the past 12 months, and to look ahead to the coming year. Thinking about 2016, well, it’s been quite a ride.