The EPA and US DOE are soon to release the 2014 Fuel Economy Guide which will provide consumers with a valuable resource to identify and choose the most fuel efficiency and low greenhouse gas emitting vehicles to meet their needs. The guide will include 2014 models which are efficient and have low emissions in a variety of classes and sizes, ensuring a wide variety of choices for customers.
The guide includes Top 10 lists allowing consumers to see the most efficient advanced technology vehicles as well as the most efficient gasoline and diesel powered vehicles. A broad range of information in the guide will be helpful to consumers whilst shopping for a new vehicles, including an estimated annual fuel cost for each vehicle section. The estimate is based on the vehicle’s miles per gallon rating and US estimates for annual mileage and fuel prices. The guide will also include a 1 – 10 greenhouse gas rating for each model, providing a quick and east way for consumers to identify vehicles with low emissions levels.
‘For American families, the financial and environmental bottom line are high priorities when shopping for a new vehicle,’ said Administrator Gina McCarthy. ‘This year’s guide is not just about how the latest models stack up against each other, it’s about providing people the best information possible to make smart decisions affecting their pocketbooks and the planet.’
Energy Secretary, Ernest Moniz said, ‘the Energy Department is committed to building a strong 21st century transportation sector that cuts harmful pollution, saves consumers money and leads to a more sustainable energy future. By providing reliable, user friendly fuel economy information, the Fuel Economy Guide is helping Americans choose the right fuel efficient vehicle for their family and business and save money at the pump.’
An online version of the guide will be available at www.fueleconomy.gov.
Adapted from a press release by Claira Lloyd.
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