Honda and More Stringent Fuel Economy Regulations

The goal of proposed legislation aimed at increasing vehicle fuel economy has dropped slightly from a fleet-wide average of 56.2 mpg CAFE by 2025 to 54.5 mpg CAFE, by 2025. The initial proposition was deemed just a little too unrealistic. Since the compromise, a few automakers are already stepping up to plate to support the regulations, including Honda.

Honda Marysville is impressed with Honda among the other automakers who have decided to support a goal that is in the best interest of our future environment and society. If this revised bill is passed, it will require automakers to optimize their fleet-wide fuel efficiency average by five percent annually from 2017 to 2025. Following a more gradual path toward optimization, light trucks will be expected to improve by 3.5 percent per year from 2017 to 2021, and five-percent from 2022 to 2025.

"This is not easy, but the companies [i.e., Honda and a few others] are being very cooperative," says Ray LaHood, Transportation Secretary. "These deliberations are going on somewhere between 12 and 18 hours every day for the last several days...I think we'll get there."1

There are many proponents of the bill facing contrasting environmental, social and political views. Also the thought: Will consumers be willing to pay for enhanced technologies needed to succeed in meeting pending regulations. This obviously isn't a concern to Honda whose mission and philosophy is to deliver exceptional fuel economy and preserve the environment for future generations. But, Honda Marysville, located at 640 Coleman's Crossing Blvd, Marysville, OH, wonders what you think. Do you believe raising fuel-economy standards across the auto industry is a good idea?


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