Fatih Birol

Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director, IEA:

“The Global Fuel Economy Initiative is helping to reduce oil demand, by supporting the development and uptake of fuel-saving technologies. This is good news for consumers, good news for energy security and good news for the environment. The IEA is proud to be a founding member and commends the initiative to others.”

Dan Sperling

Dr. Dan Sperling, Founding Director of Institute of Transport Studies, UC Davis:

“The Global Fuel Economy Initiative plays an important role in raising the profile of vehicle fuel economy and CO2 emissions in global policy debates. Their target of a doubling new car MPG by 2030 (compared to 2005) has become a widely accepted target. They also bring together some of the leading experts on fuel economy to support improved standards and procedures. It is an honor that ITS-Davis is one of the six partnering organizations.”

Dan Greenbaum

Dan Greenbaum, Board Chair, ICCT:

“The mission of the ICCT is to help governments to reduce air pollution and improve the efficiency of motor vehicles. ICCT is pleased to be part of the Global Fuel Economy Initiative (GFEI), a tremendous network of expert organisations supporting governments with evidence and analysis to introduce world-class fuel economy policies. Our work in countries such as China, India, Mexico, and Brazil is helping cut CO2 emissions and save vital resources.”

José Viegas

José Viegas, Secretary-General, International Transport Forum:

“The International Transport Forum at the OECD recognises the vital importance of improved fuel economy for reducing emissions and helping tackle climate change. ITF is a founding partner of the GFEI, and we encourage all countries to take action to meet GFEI’s goal of doubling average global fuel economy by 2050.”


Saul Billingsley, Director General, FIA Foundation:

“The FIA Foundation is pleased to host the Global Fuel Economy Initiative, and collaborate with world-leading experts. GFEI is making a real impact around the world by working with countries to save fuel, money, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. It is an important part of our ‘safe, green, clean and fair mobility for all’ agenda.”

Achim Steiner

Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director:

“Improving fuel economy has many benefits - air quality, cost savings and climate. Where countries have introduced policies and incentives for cleaner vehicles we find fleets quickly becoming cleaner and more efficient. That is why UNEP is working with partners in the GFEI to support countries to put in place those policies and incentives - our aim is to go from about 30 country projects to date to 100 in the coming year”

Rachel Kyte

Rachel Kyte, Chief Executive Officer, Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative:

“Steering vehicles towards a low-carbon world supports the SE4All agenda on doubling the improvement rate of energy efficiency. As the global car fleet is predicted to triple by 2050 - with most of the growth in developing countries - maximising fuel efficiency is not an option, but an obligation. The GFEI therefore importantly contributes towards the energy efficiency target of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative.”

Holger Dalkmann

Holger Dalkmann, Director, Embarq:

“To achieve a realistic target of sustainable mobility, we have to ‘avoid’ and reduce how people are travelling, and ‘shift’ to more low-carbon options. It is also important to ‘improve’, that means improve the fuel economy and here the Global Fuel Economy Initiative is one of the leading initiatives. There is a link to better air, to cleaner and healthier life in cities and GFEI are doing a great job and we are really happy to partner with them. I think it is a great initiative and we need more action from national governments to follow these guidance they are providing.”

Jos Dings

Jos Dings, Director, Transport and Environment:

“Effective fuel efficiency standards for vehicles are a cornerstone of the battle to lower transport greenhouse gas emissions. The GFEI initiative to double fuel efficiency is crucial in building global momentum to reduce emissions.”

Sophie Punte

Sophie Punte, Executive Director, Smart Freight Centre:

“Freight transport generates 40% of transport emissions worldwide, and we therefore welcome GFEI's expertise and network to improve the fuel efficiency of heavy duty vehicles alongside cars. The private sector must do the heavy lifting in reducing emissions from freight, but government can give a strong signal by setting fuel economy standards for trucks, and GFEI has a strong track record in mobilizing action to realize this.”

Volkmar Denner

Volkmar Denner, CEO, Bosch:

“The Global Fuel Economy Initiative brings together decision-makers from around the world with industry representatives, NGOs, academia and other stakeholders. By combining political ambition and technological expertise, all relevant contributors to the goal of raising global fuel economy can be looked at: from the highly-efficient combustion engine to alternative powertrains, from fuel decarbonisation to eco-innovations and connectivity solutions. Bosch is proud to contribute to these discussions.”

Bjarne Pedersen

Bjarne Pedersen, Executive Director, Clean Air Asia:

“GFEI is an essential platform that helps shape fuel economy trajectories around the globe. Such a platform is critical in influencing markets such as those in developing Asia, where even small improvements in vehicle fuel economy can lead to huge cumulative benefits.”

Cornie Huizenga

Cornie Huizenga, Secretary General, The partnership for sustainable low carbon transport (SLOCAT):

“The cars of the future have to be cleaner and more efficient. GFEI has taken a strong leadership role in building policy approaches which tell to the vehicle industry that governments are serious about fuel economy.

Kandeh Yumkella

Kandeh Yumkella, Former Chief Executive, Sustainable Energy for All:

“Fuel efficiency is crucial for many reasons. Using less energy makes sense, the energy you save is available for use in other things you need to do for development, but more importantly it lowers emissions. So for us this is a winner and we just see that this is the future. GFEI and Sustainable Energy 4 All has been a wonderful partnership.”

Ramon Cruz

Ramon Cruz, International Policy Programme Manager, ITDP:

“Global Fuel Economy Initiative are leaders in fuel efficiency worldwide. We have worked in partnership with them to bring these crucial issues to the table.”

Heather Allen

Heather Allen, Sustainable Transport Consultant:

“Improving fuel economy globally is key to us achieving both the sustainable development and international climate change goals. GFEI shows that this can be done with existing, proven and cost-effective technologies and policies that will get us onto the pathway to halving transport related CO2 emissions by 2050, and help countries to develop in more sustainable ways. Improving fuel economy is a real game changer in the short and medium term and I encourage governments to work on this issue with the GFEI.”

Gianni López

Gianni López, Director, Centro Mario Molina Chile:

“Centro Mario Molina Chile supports GFEI because it provides a clear answer to the sustainable transport challenge in Latin America. The vehicle fleet in the region is growing rapidly but our regulations and policies are not yet ready to prevent increasing GHG emissions and energy risk.

The GFEI approach in Chile has been to conduct a baseline study of vehicle fuel economy in the market and support a mandatory labelling scheme and tax disincentives for new vehicles with poor fuel economy and high emissions. This same successful experience is starting to be adopted for another countries in the region. If we build on these efforts we can reach the 50by50 target in Latin America. ”

Jos Delbeke

Jos Delbeke, Director-General DG Climate Action, European Commission

"Reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector around the world is essential to achieve global climate targets. Improving the efficiency of vehicles is one of the most cost effective ways to reduce CO2 emissions. The GFEI has made an important contribution to develop fuel economy policies in a number of countries contributing to lower greenhouse gas emissions and improved air quality. This is why the EU has provided funding to GFEI from its very beginning."