Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The latest on green cars

If you've been listening to NPR lately then you already know about the CARS (aka "Cash for Clunkers") program. Read about it here.

And just today the EPA announced that its Green Vehicle guide has been updated to include 2010 models.

In related news, President Obama signed a bill that will set a national fuel economy standard of 35.5 MPG by 2016. This policy will cover car models from 2012-2016 and it's estimated that 900 million metric tons of GHG will be reduced as a result.

Curious about your current vehicle's fuel economy? Check it out here for an estimate. For a real-time test, keep track of your odometer reading the next few times you fill your gas tank: then you can calculate your actual miles per gallon.


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