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Automakers Do About Face on CAFE Standards

Desire for stronger rules cuts across party lines.

by on Aug.02, 2017

AAM President Mitch Bainwol said that recent polling shows consumers believe automakers should have to meet tougher emissions and fuel efficiency standards.

Automakers seem to be really trying to listen to the consumer these days. They’re shifting production to include more SUVs and crossovers and loading vehicles up with new tech, and now they’re suddenly in favor of tougher CAFE standards.

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, whose members include General Motors Co., Volkswagen AG and Toyota Motor Corp., is calling for agreement between the Trump Administration, federal regulators and the State of California.

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During a presentation at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan, Mitch Bainwol, president of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, said consumers want tougher regulations when it comes to fuel economy and their voices should be heard. (more…)