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Five Important Points About the EPA’s “SAFE Vehicle Rule”

The EPA’s decision to lower fuel efficiency standards could affect more than just greenhouse gas emissions.

Helping Consumers See the Green Behind Fuel Economy

New research from the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions sheds light on how best to present information on U.S. fuel economy labels. Consumers choose fuel-efficient vehicles more frequently when fuel economy is expressed in terms of the cost of gas on a long term, 100,000-mile scale. The scale currently used on the U.S. fuel economy label (15,000 miles per year) produced the weakest preference for fuel-efficient vehicles in this study.

by |March 11, 2014