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29.6 mpg 393 g/mi co2 (2011)
54.5 mpg 193 g/mi co2 (2025)

President Obama has put America’s new cars and trucks on the path to being twice as efficient by 2025 as cars sold in 2011. New standards will loosen Big Oil’s grip on our pocketbooks, slash our oil use, and reduce harmful air and water pollutants.

Advance Green Transportation

NEW REPORT: The Sierra Club Identifies Nation's Best and Worst Transportation Projects
How Transportation Funding Will Move America Beyond Oil, or Keep Us Shackled to the Pump

We will raise and defend strong fuel-efficiency and pollution standards, increase access to oil-free transportation choices, and promote electric vehicles. The Sierra Club will:

  • Ensure that all Americans have access to safe, affordable, clean transportation options.

  • Strengthen fuel-efficiency and pollution standards and promotes cleaner transportation fuels.

  • Help put one million electric vehicles on the road in the U.S. by 2015 by securing passage of electric vehicle incentives at the federal, state, and local levels, engaging college campuses, and educating the public about the benefits of oil-free vehicles.


Smart, green transportation is the key to moving beyond oil. Only half of all Americans have access to public transportation. Americans win when they have a choice for every trip -- whether it's high-mileage, advanced technology, or electric cars; convenient rail and transit; or safe walking and biking.

The change won't come easy. Big Oil lobbyists and their friends in Congress are fighting to reverse our gains and keep us dependent on oil. But the Sierra Club has long been a leader in promoting green transportation. Today, more automakers are building oil-free and high-efficiency cars, and more Americans are demanding access to transportation choices, better transit, safer roads, and walkable, livable communities. America will move greener, move smarter, and move beyond oil.

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