Table 1 - Changes in Fuel Economy Standards

Table 1 - Changes in Fuel Economy Standards

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New cars New light trucks
Model year mpg Model year mpg
1978 18.0 1982 17.5
1979 19.0 1983 19.0
1980 20.0 1984 20.0
1981 22.0 1985 19.5
1982 24.0 1986 20.0
1983 26.0 19871989 20.5
1984 27.0 1990 20.0
1985 27.5 19911992 20.2
19861988 26.0 1993 20.4
1989 26.5 1994 20.5
19901999 27.5 1995 20.6
  19961999 20.7

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Automotive Fuel Economy Program, Twenty-Fourth Annual Report to Congress, Calendar Year 1999 (Washington, DC: June 2000).