CAFE Standards

Going farther, using less

Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards were introduced in 1978 to reduce energy consumption by increasing fuel economy. The Standards have increased steadily over the years since then, pushing auto makers to improve fuel efficiency in new and innovative ways.

In May of 2012, CAFE Standards were tightened yet again. By 2016, the CAFE Standard will be 35.5 mpg and 54.5 mpg by 2025.

Light weight magnesium meets the challenge

Increasingly, automobile manufacturers worldwide are turning to lightweight magnesium and magnesium alloy parts as a way to reduce overall vehicle weight and improve fuel economy.

Meridian pushes the envelope

Meridian Technologies remains at the forefront of discovering exciting and innovative ways to design and engineer magnesium die cast parts. Delivering solutions that help automotive clients produce vehicles that can travel greater distances while using less fuel, and, in doing so, achieve higher CAFE Standards.

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