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Carmakers Caught in Showdown Between California and DC

A hoped-for compromise seems unlikely.

by on Apr.02, 2018

President Donald Trump's push to roll back CAFE standards may create a dilemma for automakers.

The clash now looming between the federal government and the State of California about fuel-economy standards for new vehicles is raising the possibility automakers one day might have to build two different sets of the same vehicles for various parts of the nation.

Automakers have complained that the Obama administration imposed the current fuel economy standards just before the inauguration of President Donald Trump, saying the standards needed review in light of market forces and the state of current technology.

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Car companies have also said they would like a compromise between Washington D.C. and California. With the EPA set to roll out a new set of proposed standards, compromise is unlikely. (more…)