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Tell the government cleaner fuels matter!

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and California Air Resources Board (CARB) jointly released their draft technical assessment of our national fuel economy standards. While a lot of time and effort went into the analysis, something big is missing. The review excluded what we, major universities, automotive engineers, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s national labs, believe is the key to increasing fuel economy, reducing our petroleum use, and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions - higher octane fuel.   

The transportation sector recently eclipsed electricity generation as the largest source of GHGs in the U.S. and the 250 million cars and trucks we drive everyday are the biggest contributor to transportation’s share. Even assuming the most optimistic projections for getting more EVs on the road, internal combustion engine cars powered by liquid fuels will continue to dominate for at least another 30 years. Yet current engines can only get us so far, unless we change the equation.  It’s not just about the car- it’s about what fuels them.

As car enthusiasts know, vehicles and fuels must be finely tuned to work together to get maximum performance. Until we can boost the octane in our fuels, our cars and trucks will be limited in what they can do. Automakers CAN produce better vehicles, but won’t until they know the fuels will be available.

Sign our petition to tell regulators at EPA, NHTSA, and CARB that they must address vehicles and fuels together to maximize fuel economy, as well as petroleum and carbon reductions. Regular gasoline at the pump is not good enough for our cars and trucks to get the most mileage per gallon. Even today’s cars would be even more efficient with more octane. We want higher-octane fuel!

Sign your name and show that you want higher-octane fuels to be included in the technical assessment.



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