Combating Climate Change 426,000 Pickup Trucks at a Time

The Ford F-150 provides a concrete example of how America’s fuel economy standards are working to deliver fuel savings and carbon emissions reductions, while transforming automotive technology and rebuilding American jobs.

September 13, 2016

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The Ford F-150 shows how Fuel Economy Standards work and are working.

With gas prices low and the economy recovering, Americans bought record numbers of new vehicles in 2015—also buying more larger vehicles like SUVs and pickup trucks. Amongst the most popular light-duty “half-ton” pickups is the Ford F-150.1 Americans bought 780,000 F-series Ford pickups in 2015—of which about 426,000 were F-150s. The F-150 also provides a concrete example of how America’s landmark fuel economy standards are working to deliver deep fuel savings and carbon emissions reductions, while transforming automotive technology, rebuilding jobs in America, and getting consumers great vehicles they want and need.

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