Motor Vehicle Fuel Efficiency

Consumer Information

Press Releases

Audio

Studies

Testimony and Comment


Consumer Information

  • The Top 10 Reasons Consumers Want 54.5 MPG by 2025, 05/22/12. (PDF)
  • CFA's Preliminary Assessment of The Consumer Benefits of the Proposed Fuel Economy Standards, 01/12/12. (PDF)
  • CFA Fact Sheet on California Clean Cars Program, 11/16/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Fact Sheet on Consumer Concern about Oil Imports and Gas Prices and Support for 60 MPG, 03/29/11. (PDF)

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Press Releases

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Audio

  • CFA and Consumers Union PSA Calling For Strong Fuel Economy Standards, 07/21/11. (listen here)

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Studies

  • Paying the Freight: Consumer Benefits of Increasing Fuel Economy for Medium and Heavy Duty Trucks, 02/03/2014. (PDF)
  • CFA Analysis on Zero Emission Vehicle Program finds Clean Car States Lead in Innovation, 10/24/2013. (PDF)
  • New Research: Consumers Embrace New Fuel Economy Standard, are Purchasing More High MPG Vehicles, and Plan to Significantly Increase Fuel Efficiency in Future Purchases, 04/29/2013. (PDF)
  • A Key Step to Ending America's Oil Addiction, 07/16/12. (PDF)
  • Setting the Record Straight on Increasing Fuel Economy Standards, 06/28/11. (PDF)
  • Will Policymakers Get Serious About Ending Our “Addiction to Oil” by Supporting 60 MPG Fuel Economy Standards Report, 5/31/11. (PDF)
  • Gasoline Prices and Expenditures Report, 03/16/11. (PDF)
  • Public Support for a 60 Mile Per Gallon Fuel Economy Standard, 09/28/10. (PDF)
  • Setting the Next Round of Fuel Economy Standards: Consumers Benefit at 60 Miles Per Gallon, 09/02/10. (PDF)
  • U.S. Oil Market Fundamentals and Public Opinion Report, 05/18/10. (PDF)
  • Shifting Fuel Economy into High Gear, 11/24/09. (PDF)
  • A Boom for Big Oil – A Bust for Consumers: An Analysis of Policies to Meet American Energy Needs, 09/16/08. (PDF)
  • Fuel Economy and Auto Sales: Automakers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Ignore Market Signals, 08/04/08. (PDF)
  • Ending America's Oil Addiction: A Quarterly Report on Consumption, Prices and Imports First Quarter, 2008, 04/21/08. (PDF)
  • A Consumer Analysis of the Adoption of the California Clean Cars Program in Other States: Arizona, 03/12/08. (PDF)
  • A Step Toward s Brighter Energy Future: Policymakers Break the Logjam, But Vigorous Implementation Is Crucial, 12/18/07. (PDF)
  • A Consumer Analysis of the Adoption of the California Clean Cars Program in Other States: New Mexico, 11/21/07. (PDF)
  • No Time to Waste: America's Energy Situation is Dangerous, But Congress Can Adopt New Policies to Secure Our Future, 10/30/07. (PDF)
  • Technology, Cost and Timing: An Analysis of Competing Congressional Proposals to Raise Fuel Economy Standards, 07/26/07. (PDF)
  • Florida's Stake in the Fuel Economy Battle: An Analysis of the Economic, National Security and Environmental Impacts of Florida's Fuel Consumption and Increasing Federal Fuel Economy Standards, 07/25/07. (PDF)
  • Big Oil v. Ethanol: The Consumer Stake in Expanding the Production of Liquid Fuels, 07/23/07. (PDF)
  • Still Stuck in Neutral: America's Continued Failure to Improve Motor Vehicle Fuel Economy, 07/17/07. (PDF)
  • Too Little, Too Late: Why the Auto Industry Proposal to Go Low and Slow on Fuel Economy Improvements is Not in the Consumer or National Interest, 07/12/07. (PDF)
  • Greater Fuel Economy Gains in Senate Commerce Bill than Auto Industry Proposal, 06/18/07. (PDF)
  • Rural Households Benefit More from Increases in Fuel Economy, 06/13/07. (PDF)
  • National Cost-Benefit Analysis of Increasing Fuel Economy by 10mpg Over 10 Years, 06/04/07. (PDF)
  • Stuck In Neutral: America's Failure to Improve Motor Vehicle Fuel Efficiency 1996-2005, 11/13/06. (PDF)
  • Time to Change the Record on Oil Policy, 08/08/06. (PDF)
  • A Blueprint for Energy Security: Addressing Consumer Concerns about Gasoline Prices and Supplies by Reducing Consumption and Imports, 05/25/06. (PDF)
  • 50 by 2030: Why $3.00 Gasoline Makes the 50 Mile per Gallon Car Feasible, Affordable and Economic, 05/08/06. (PDF)
  • 2006 Best and Worst Fuel Economy Ratings, 02/27/06. (PDF)
  • The Impact of Rising Prices on Household Gasoline Expenditures, 09/01/05. (PDF)

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Testimony and Comments

  • "Will They or Won’t They?" Consumer Adoption of High Fuel Economy Vehicles, 1999-2012 and the Role of the 2025 Standards (PDF)
  • American Federalism At Its Best: The EPA Should Grant a Clean Air Act Waiver for California's Advanced Clean Cars Program, 09/19/12. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments to the EPA on California’s Waiver to Implement the Advanced Clean Car Program, 09/19/12. (PDF)
  • Consumer Group Comments to EPA and NHTSA on Proposed Fuel Economy Standard, 02/13/12. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups’ Letter to Congressional Leaders on 2013 Consumer Priorities, 02/01/13. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups’ Letter to President Obama on 2013 Consumer Priorities, 02/01/13. (PDF)
  • An Agenda to Ensure Consumers are Heard, 02/01/13. (PDF)
  • Comments by CFA's Jack Gillis before the California Air Resources Board Hearing on Advanced Clean Cars Program, 01/26/12. (PDF)
  • Statement of Dr. Mark Cooper: The Consumer, Industry and National Benefits of the 2017-2025 Auto Standards, 01/26/12. (PDF)
  • Statements of CFA's Jack Gillis before Joint NHTSA-EPA Hearings on Fuel Economy Standards for 2017-2025, 01/24/12. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Letter Urging California Air Resources Board to Support Advanced Clean Cars Program Standards 01/17/12. (PDF)
  • Statement of Dr. Mark Cooper before the Joint NHTSA-EPA Hearings on Fuel Economy Standards for 2017-2025, 01/12. (PDF)
  • CFA Views Fuel Economy From the Consumer Point Of View, 10/11/11. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Dr. Mark Cooper on the the American Energy Initiative before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, 03/17/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments Submitted to NHTSA and EPA on their Notice of Upcoming Joint Rulemaking to Establish 2017 and Later Model Year Light Duty Vehicle GHG Emissions and CAFE Standards, 10/29/10. (PDF)
  • CFA's Comments on Fuel Economy Labels to NHTSA, 11/22/10. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Jack Gillis to the EPA and NHTSA on Revisions and Additions to Motor Vehicle Fuel Economy Label, 10/21/10. (PDF)
  • Letter to President Obama Asking to Establish New Fuel Economy Standards of 60 MPG, 09/22/10. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on NHTSA's Proposed Rule Establishing Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, 11/30/09. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Dr. Mark Cooper to the EPA on Establishing Light-Duty Vehicle Greenhouse Gas Emission Standards and Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, 10/21/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups' Comments on Tire Efficiency Consumer Information Rulemaking, 8/21/09. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups' Comments to FTC Regarding Fuel Economy Advertising Guidelines, 06/26/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Applauds President Obama's Decision to Move Ahead with 2011 Fuel Economy Increases, 01/27/09. (PDF)
  • CFA Urges Leadership to Include Auto Buyback Program in the Economic Stimulus Package, 01/15/09. (PDF)
  • Comments on NHTSA's Draft Environmental Impact Statement; Re: Average Fuel Economy Standards, 08/18/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Comments on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Re: Average Fuel Economy Standards, Passenger Cars and Light Trucks, Model Years 2011-2015, 07/01/08. (PDF)
  • 31 National, State and Local Consumer Organizations Request NHTSA to Hold Public Hearings on Fuel Economy Standards Before Final Rulemaking, 06/12/08. (PDF)
  • Letter to New Mexico Environmental Health Department Regarding Clean Cars Program, 11/26/07. (PDF)
  • Consumers Want a plan to Fill Their Tanks, NOT Empty Their wallets; Consumer Group Advertisement in Congress Daily, 11/14/07. (PDF)
  • Re: New CFA Study Finds $400 Billion in Savings by 2020 From CAFE, Biofuels and R.E.S. Provisions in Energy Legislation, 10/31/07. (PDF)
  • The Auto Industry Fuel Economy Bill Hurts Consumers, National Security and the Environment, 07/30/07. (PDF)
  • Reports by CFA and National Petroleum Council Show Benefits of Markey-Platts Over Hill-Terry and Barton-Hastert, 07/26/07. (PDF)
  • RE: CFA Study Finds Dramatically Higher Fuel Savings in Markey-Platts Bill than in Auto Industry Proposal, 07/12/07. (PDF)
  • Statement of Dr. Mark Cooper on Markey-Platts Fuel Bill, 07/10/07. (PDF)
  • 31 Consumer Groups Urge Co-sponsorship of Markey-Platts, H.R. 1506, 07/09/07. (PDF)
  • Letter to House Supporting the Markey-Platts (H.R. 1506) Fuel Efficiency Legislation, 06/26/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to Senate Regarding Senate Commerce Energy Bill Benefits over Auto Industry Proposal, 06/18/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Sign-on Advertisement for Increases in Fuel Economy, 06/14/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Groups Urge Support of S.1419 Fuel Economy Provisions Without Weakening Amendments, 06/13/07. (PDF)
  • Mark Cooper's Statement from Fuel Economy Press Conference, 06/06/07. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA's Dr. Mark Cooper, Director of Research, Regarding Oil Consumption, 05/21/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to Senator Daniel K. Inouye Regarding the Ten-in-Ten Fuel Economy Act, 04/20/07. (PDF)
  • Consumer Federation Applauds Fuel Efficiency Bill from Markey and Platts, 03/13/07. (PDF)

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