CAFE Standards and Tires

While Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards have been in place since 1975, there’s been a push by the government in recent years to increase them rapidly in the next 5 years, 10 years, and beyond. Automakers are in a race to meet the aggressive standard set for 2025 — an almost unimaginable 54.5 mpg. The regulation for 2016 model-year vehicles is 35.5 mpg. To meet the increasingly lofty new … Continue reading

Tires Look Good in Green

Are you looking for fuel-efficient, green tires? A report from Smithers Rapra says 28% of the tires on the market are green. By green, we mean the tires have low rolling resistance that makes them fuel efficient, or they were made from renewable or sustainable resources. Because of an increase in demand for green tires, their availability will only go up, according to the report. By 2017, Smithers Rapra expects … Continue reading