America Looking To Seriously Reduce Fuel Economy Requirements

Industry News

This could be a messy fight between the Trump administration and the state of California.

Automakers the Obama administration, the National Highway and Transportation and Safety Administration, Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board agreed to back in 2011. . And now, according to , who obtained a draft NHTSA analysis, the Trump administration wants to reduce that future fuel economy standard.

The main reason is to help make life easier for automakers.The NHTSA is now looking at several possibilities to lower that figure, one of which includes reducing that fleet wide fuel economy standard to 35.7 miles per gallon by 2026. Shaving off nearly 11 mpg makes a big difference. If the NHTSA goes with that plan, an estimated 10 percent of new cars and light trucks for the 2030 model year will need to be either hybrid or plug-in hybrid, down from 61 percent according to the Obama era rules. Other proposed rule changes are less drastic. The overall goal, it seems, is to give automakers additional time to achieve higher fuel efficiency outputs, aka a more business friendly approach. Of course, this thinking is not sitting well with the CARB.

You Might Also Like
10 Cars That Deserved Better Engines Than They Got
10 Cars That Deserved Better Engines Than They Got
7 Famous Cars That Began Life As Something Else
7 Famous Cars That Began Life As Something Else

California regulators have made it clear they have no intention to change their state’s efficiency standards. Problem is, automakers really want to have a standardized, nationwide policy. Doing that, however, would require federal and state regulators to agree on any changes to the rules. “It’s clear that in order to stay competitive globally, the U.S. auto industry needs to keep pace with the rest of the world. That’s where California is moving,” Young said. “It is unwise for the federal government to set the clock of automotive technology back a decade.” Things are definitely about to start heating up regarding any proposed rule changes because the NHTSA wants to set new fuel economy rules for 2022-2025 by the end of March.

Ford Mustang Splits In Half In Illegal Street Race

This is the best example of dumb luck you'll ever see.

The World's Weirdest Wheel Designs

Sometimes the most basic customization tool goes drastically wrong...

Jaguar XE 300 Sport And XE SV Project 8 Create Modern Art

Two vastly different sports sedans that share a common thread.

LEAKED: Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Revealed At Private Event

This is the first pic we have seen of the supercharged range-topper

All-New Revolutionary Mazda3 Teased Ahead Of LA Reveal

Along with its game-changing sparkless ignition engine.

WatchThe Extraordinary Nissan GT-R50 Being Built By Hand

It’s all about bending sheet metal the old-fashioned way.

Here's How Aerodynamics Make The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ So Much Faster

Take a behind the scenes look at this amazing system.

Fake Lamborghini Murcielago SV Reverse-Engineered By Iran

The Chinese couldn’t have done it better.

Hennessey Trackhawk Is World's Quickest SUV

That's what a thousand horsepower will do for ya.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP
$64,295
Starting MSRP
$27,705

Related Reviews

9 Life Lessons I Learned From Driving A 485-HP Dodge Challenger For A Week
Feature
59
9 Life Lessons I Learned From Driving A 485-HP Dodge Challenger For A Week
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk First Look Review: The Most Badass SUV Ever Built
First Look
36
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk First Look Review: The Most Badass SUV Ever Built
2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Review
Model Overview
0
2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Review
2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe Review
Model Overview
0
2018 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe Review
2018 Ford F-150 Test Drive Review: America’s Most Popular Vehicle Hits Another Home Run
Test Drive
25
2018 Ford F-150 Test Drive Review: America’s Most Popular Vehicle Hits Another Home Run
Buy Mastaver online in Canada

www.np.com.ua