Agencies Release Fuel Economy Guide

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy unveiled the 2010 Fuel Economy Guide, which gives consumers important information about estimated fuel costs and mileage standards for model year 2010 vehicles.

"Every year, consumers use the Fuel Economy Guide to find clean, efficient, cost-effective vehicles that meets their needs and their budgets," said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. "It's an easy, accessible resource for everyone, and helps us cut harmful pollution from the air, and save money for American drivers."

"Fuel economy is about both saving energy and saving money," said Energy Secretary Steven Chu. "Buying fuel efficient vehicles ─ like the many hybrid technologies featured in this year's Fuel Economy Guide – helps limit carbon pollution, lessen our dependence on foreign oil, and reduce driving costs for American families."

Each vehicle listing in the Fuel Economy Guide provides an estimated annual fuel cost. The estimate is calculated based on the vehicle's miles per gallon rating and national estimates for annual mileage and fuel prices. The online version of the guide allows consumers to input their local gasoline prices and typical driving habits to receive a personalized fuel cost estimate.

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