Mileage Standards Increase

The NHTSA has raised mileage standards for the 2011 model year. As part of regulations created in December 2007 to increase automotive fuel mileage by 40 percent by 2020, NHTSA has increased mileage standards for cars to 30.2 miles per gallon, up from 27.5. Light truck mileage standards will increase to 24.1 mpg from 23.1 mpg. Overall, fleet-wide mileage standards were raised by 2 mpg.

If fully enacted, the 40 percent increase would result in cars and trucks achieving a fleet-wide average of 35 mpg by 2020, though recent efforts by California and other states to impose bans on greenhouse gas emissions may result in even tougher standards being imposed.

About National Oil & Lube News

National Oil & Lube News is the fast oil change industry's oldest and largest trade publication. Started in 1986 by Steve Hurt (a former fast lube owner) and David Arrington, NOLN has grown and evolved right alongside the fast lube industry. Here at NOLN, our aim is to help fast lube operators with every facet of their business, from operations to technical issues. Our monthly magazine and this regularly updated website contain everything from technical tips, recall announcements and service guides to articles on handling customer complaints, building your brand and making your business the best it can be. With tips and advice from experts both inside and outside the industry, you're sure to learn something that can help your fast lube business grow and prosper.
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