Provides background on corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards, which requires automobiles and light trucks to meet specified fuel economy standards for each model year. Examines CAFE standards in the context of Kyoto Protocol and the rise in use of trucks and sport utility vehicles, describes NHTSA rulemaking for fuel economy of light-duty trucks, reviews policy options to improve fuel economy, and summarizes current legislation on CAFE standards.
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Microfiche version: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service. Automobile and Light Truck Fuel Economy