Improved Fuel Economy
• Saves You Money
You can save $200-$1,500 in fuel
costs each year by choosing the most efficient vehicle that meets
your needs. This can add up to thousands of dollars over a vehicle’s
lifetime. Fuel-efficient models come in all shapes and sizes,
so you don't have to sacrifice utility or size.
You can also increase the fuel economy of you current vehicle
by adopting good driving habits and maintaining your vehicle.
• Strengthens National Energy Security
Better fuel economy can reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
More than half of the gasoline we put in our cars comes from oil
imported from other countries.
Petroleum imports cost us over $4.4 billion a week—that’s
money that could be used to fuel our own economy.
• Protects the Environment
Burning fossil fuels such as gasoline or diesel contributes to
a number of environmental problems, such as air pollution (smog)
and global climate change. In addition, spills from refining and
transporting oil and petroleum products damage ecosystems and
pollute groundwater and streams.
• Conserves Resources
Almost all of the cars and trucks we drive run on fuels derived
from oil. Oil is a non-renewable resource, and while there is
some debate as to how long this resource will last, we will eventually
have to find new ways to power highway vehicles. Until other alternatives
are developed, it makes sense to use fossil resources such as
oil more efficiently to buy time to develop new and better energy
sources and to make the transition to these sources smoother and