Are we moving to the next generation of clean cars? The DOT, the EPA, and the state of California have announced a timeframe for proposal of fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for model year 2017-2025 cars and light-duty trucks.
Proposing the new standards on the same timeframe - by September 1, 2011 - signals continued collaboration that could lead to an extension of the current National Clean Car Program.
"The single timeframe is another great example of the cooperation that has led us to strong and achievable standards for clean cars in America," said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. "I'm proud to be working with my federal and state partners on this next step in the process to make the U.S. the world leader in fuel efficient clean cars."
The goal of promotion and implementation of fuel efficient, next-generation clean cars hopes to save consumers money at the pump, reduce dependence on foreign oil, and hamper emissions of dangerous pollutants.