The Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) exists to promote improvements in global average automotive fuel economy, as per IPCC and G8 recommendations. More efficient cars will support national and global climate change mitigation efforts if the global light duty vehicle fleet average moves from 8 L/100 km today to 4 L/100 km within the next 4 decades. Emerging and developing economies have a large role to play in this shift as they rapidly motorize. To this end, we continue to raise awareness, present evidence, and offer support, in a way which enables more and more countries to adopt effective fuel economy standards and policies which work in their circumstances and with their fleet.
On the basis of current evidence on existing technologies, GFEI partner organizations the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the International Energy Agency (IEA), the FIA Foundation, the International Transport Forum (ITF), the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies, and the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) believe that huge gains could be made in the fuel economy of the world’s light duty vehicle fleet, gains which could help every country, but particularly developing countries, to address the pressing issues of climate change, energy security and sustainable mobility.
The 3 core activities of the GFEI are: