This month, the Obama administration finalized fuel efficiency and carbon-pollution standards for new vehicles. The new plan is committed to having the average new car get 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025 which will double the current fuel efficiency and cut carbon pollution from new vehicles in half. This is the biggest step any administration has ever taken to cut dangerous climate pollution.
The White House plans to implement this plan by giving incentives for electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and fuel cells vehicles. It also plans to incentivize for hybrid technologies for large pickups, and natural gas vehicles. Not only does this plan take a step towards a more sustainable way of living, but it also includes plans to create 570,000 new jobs, save 1.7 trillion dollars in gas, and should create about a 10% drop in U.S. carbon emissions. This is the White House’s most important climate accomplishment!
Send the Obama administration a thank you today to show them that you’ve noticed and applaud this step, and that they need to stay on the right track.