Study: Automakers’ Cost to Meet US MPG Targets Is 40 Percent Less Than Originally Estimated

By Jon LeSage The cost of automakers complying with toughening federal fuel economy standards could be far less than expected.
This is according to the International Council on Clean Transportation, an independent research group, which released a report concluding automakers costs could be reduced by 34 percent to 40 percent per vehicle in the 2022 through 2025 phase. Automakers are already heading in this direction through new technologies like turbochargers and advanced transmissions, and lighter weight materials such as aluminum.
The Environmental Protection Agency had estimated that automakers would have to spend an additional $875 per vehicle to meet the second phase standards starting in

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