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New Mileage Standards Proposed for 2025

Car MileageThe Obama Administration has formally proposed a new set of automobile mileage standards it hopes to be in place by 2025. The White House hopes to have the entire U.S. auto fleet averaging 54.5 miles per gallon by the date. Currently, the popular Toyota Prius hybrid gets an average of 50 mpg.

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would work closely with U.S. automakers to achieve these ambitious mileage standards. Benefits the country could expect to enjoy as a result of achieving this goal include:

  • Reducing the nation’s oil consumption by 4 billion barrels over the lifetime of vehicles purchased between 2016 and 2025.
  • Lowering greenhouse gas emissions by 2 billion tons over the same time period.
  • Saving Americans more than $1.7 trillion in fuel costs at the pump — about $8,000 per vehicle by 2025.
  • Reducing America’s oil consumption by 2.2 million barrels per day — enough to offset nearly a quarter of today’s foreign-oil imports.

These mileage standards are expected to be finalized by summer 2012.

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You can become part of the 21st century auto industry by preparing for a career in Automotive Technology at WyoTech, one of America’s leading career training schools for the automotive, motorcycle and marine industries.

Automotive Technology is taught at WyoTech’s campuses in Blairsville, Pa.; Laramie, Wyo.; and Long Beach, Calif. At these campuses, students are trained by automotive industry professionals in modern workshop settings. They get hands-on training in diagnosing, maintaining and repairing engines, drivetrains and other key systems of cars from both domestic and foreign manufacturers.

Upon graduation, WyoTech’s Career Services department helps students transition from school into the workplace. Career Services provides help with everything from resume preparation and interview coaching to helping graduates identify and contact local employers.

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For more information on WyoTech’s Automotive Technology program, contact WyoTech today.

Financial aid is available for those who qualify.

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