In recent years, there has been a global trend toward adopting increasingly stricter vehicle fuel efficiency standards. Europe now has the most stringent fuel economy standards in the world. In terms of the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, which are sales-weighted averages that must be achieved by each automobile manufacturer, the European Union (EU) reduced the target from 130 grams of CO2 per kilometer (g/km) by 2015 to 95 g/km by 2021. This means that in only six years, each automaker must reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 27 percent, posing a major challenge to the automotive industry.
- Fuel efficiency regulations are becoming increasingly stringent both in advanced and emerging economies
- Impact of the ZEV regulation
- CAFE standards and ZEV regulations closely associated with efforts to combat climate change
- Stricter fuel economy regulations bring about changes in industrial structure
Moving toward an Era Where Government Fuel Economy Regulations Give Rise to New Automotive Industries
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