Table 1 - Changes in Fuel Economy Standards

Table 1 - Changes in Fuel Economy Standards

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New cars
Model year mpg
1978 18
1979 19
1980 20
1981 22
1982 24
1983 26
1984 27
1985 27.5
1986-1988 26
1989 26.5
1990-2002 27.5

New light trucks
Model year mpg
1982 17.5
1983 19
1984 20
1985 19.5
1986 20
1987-1989 20.5
1990 20
1991-1992 20.2
1993 20.4
1994 20.5
1995 20.6
1996-2002 20.7

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Automotive Fuel Economy Program, "Annual Update Calendar Year 2000," July 2001, table 11-1, available at http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars, as of August 2000.