Fuel efficiency standard for Mexico

The first fuel efficiency standard for light duty vehicles in Latin America

Mexico's fuel efficiency standard. Photo by pulpolux/Flickr.

Poor fuel efficiency leads to increased greenhouse gas (GHG) and local air pollutant emissions. By regulating light duty vehicles, Mexico's new fuel efficiency standard can help to significantly reduce these negative impacts. Photo by pulpolux/Flickr.

EMBARQ Mexico partnered with the Mario Molina Center to pioneer the establishment of a national fuel efficiency standard for light duty vehicles, which became law on June 21, 2013. This is the first fuel efficiency law for light duty vehicles in Latin America. It will regulate roughly six million vehicles over five years, reducing CO2 emissions by 125 million tons in that timeframe – equivalent to the amount of CO2 emissions reduced by a forest ten times the size of Mexico City.

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