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Since we were founded as Consumers Union in 1936, we have advocated for the rights of all consumers. Now, we are united under the Consumer Reports name, bringing together our trusted testing, research, journalism, and advocacy.

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Infographic: How Fuel Economy Standards Work

There are lots of reasons to want better fuel economy in our vehicles–saving gasoline is good for our pocketbooks, the economy, and the environment.  And the good news is, today’s cars and trucks are more fuel efficient than ever and will keep on getting better, thanks to strong federal fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards.  But how the fuel economy standards work can get a little complex, so we’ve made a handy infographic to break it down.  Check it out!

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