Fact #50: December 22, 1997
Light Trucks Enjoy a Substantial Regulatory Advantage Over Cars: A Comparison of Regulations for Cars and Light Trucks
|Gas Mileage (Minimum average mpg)||27.5||20.7 (larger models are exempt from standards altogether)|
|Emissions (maximum per mile)|
|Nitrogen oxides (grams)||0.4||0.4-1.1|
|Carbon dioxide (pounds)||0.72||0.95|
|Luxury vehicle tax||Covered||Exempt (larger models)|
Note: Carbon dioxide emissions are regulated indirectly through fuel economy regulations.