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Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI)


The Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI) brings together some of the leading global experts in the field of fuel economy. The data and research work which we do builds on that expertise and has led to the development of the only global data on fuel economy trends. This material not only adds to the level of global understanding of the issue, but also underpins our advocacy and in-country capacity-building.

We face a near tripling of the number of cars on the planet from 2010 to 2050, the vast bulk in emerging economies. Improved fuel economy is essential if we are to address some of the negative implications of this growth, such as pollution, congestion, energy and resource depletion, and environmental damage.

The GFEI is a partnership of the International Energy Agency (IEA), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), International Transport Forum of the OECD (ITF), International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), Institute for Transportation Studies at UC Davis, and the FIA Foundation, which works to secure real improvements in fuel economy, and the maximum deployment of existing fuel economy technologies in vehicles across the world. The Initiative promotes these objectives through shared analysis, advocacy, and through the Cleaner, More Efficient Vehicles Tool for in-country policy support.

Access the GFEI resources here: Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI)