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Advocates for Current CAFE Rules Speaking Up

Groups supporting rules range from automakers to environmentalists.

by on Oct.06, 2017

Chris Grundler, EPA director of air quality, is now in favor of easing CAFE rules to improve the working relationship with automakers.

With an eye on the environment, consumer pocket books and the United States’ reputation for innovation, several groups lined up to support the fuel-economy standards now in place and resist the Trump administration’s efforts to revise them.

Savings from lower gas spending along with lower cost estimates for fuel efficiency technologies require the Environmental Protection Agency to determine that its greenhouse gas standards for model years 2021–25 remain appropriate, according to comments submitted by Consumers Union, the policy and mobilization division of Consumer Reports, as the Environmental Protection Agency closed out the comment period

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The dispute over the fuel-economy standards comes as major car makers, including General Motors, Ford, Toyota and Hyundai, are all pledging to increase dramatically the number of electric and hybrid vehicles on the road by 2025. (more…)