The US automotive market is under stress to meet new
corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) targets of 50 mpg for
2025 model vehicles. The tighter fuel specifications will bring
together automobile manufacturers, refiners and petrochemical companies to solve
this problem. From a consumers viewpoint, the new
fuel-efficient vehicles must be stylish and reliable, and they
must deliver performance. More importantly, they must be
affordable without compromising safety and quality.