EPA finished up emission standards for cars and gasoline. They say the changes will reduce pollution while enabling efficiency improvements in vehicles.
EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy says the standards are a win for public health, the environment, and consumer pocketbooks.
The fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards covering model year vehicles from 2012 to 2025 are projected to save American families more than $1.7 trillion in fuel costs. EPA says the standards for smog forming organic compounds and nitrogen oxides are reduced by 80 percent. The final fuel standards will reduce gasoline sulfur levels by more than 60 percent.
They say vehicle standards will have an average cost of $72 per vehicle in 2025.