The Innovation Center for Energy and Transportation released a report July 25 finding that China will face difficulty meeting its vehicle fuel economy targets unless it addresses imported models’ higher rates of energy consumption. The report, China Passenger Vehicle Corporate Average Fuel Consumption (CAFC) Trend Report 2011, suggested that the Chinese government make greater efforts to enforce fuel economy standards, particularly for imported vehicles and foreign brands produced in in the country. China’s automotive industry development plan aims for new-vehicle fuel economy to improve to 34.1 mpg by 2015 and 47 mpg by 2020. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s Corporate Average Fuel Consumption management regulations are currently being discussed with auto industry representatives, and finalized regulations may be released toward the end of the year.