Automakers Race to Meet New Fuel Standards

Proposed Fuel Rules Standard

American Chemistry Council - August 30, 2012

As joint EPA and NHTSA federal rules go into place, increasing CAFÉ standards for cars and light trucks introduced in model years 2017-2025, automakers work on making their vehicles meet the standards.

Find out what holds the key to meeting those standards.

Plastics hold the key to helping cars meet mileage and emission goals.

In response to the new rule, America’s plastics makers are emphasizing readiness to help automakers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) meet the new standards with a range of lightweight and versatile materials.

“Many plastics, including plastics composites, have a history of helping to make cars lighter and more agile while enhancing safety and performance,” said Steve Russell, ACC’s [American Chemistry Council] vice president of plastics.