EPA, DOE Release 2012 Fuel Economy Guide
by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Want to know what the best vehicles are for fuel economy, including flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs)? Consult the 2012 Fuel Economy Guide, released by the U.S. EPA and U.S. DOE on Nov. 16.
The annual guide provides consumers with information about fuel efficient vehicles in an effort to help them save money and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to the agencies. It includes information on conventional gasoline vehicles, FFVs, electric vehicles, hybrids, natural gas vehicles, fuel cell vehicles and more.
Each vehicle has an estimated annual fuel cost provided in the guide. It is based on the miles per gallon (mpg) rating as well as national estimates for fuel prices and annual mileage. For more information, or to input local gasoline prices and typical driving habits and receive a personalized fuel cost estimate, consumers can go to http://www.fueleconomy.gov or fueleconomy.gov/m for mobile devices.