New View From The Driver’s Seat, EPA Reviews Rules, New Car Shopping Tool
March 16, 2017
A change in the White House could alter the rules for car makers. The Department of Transportation and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have decided to take another look at fuel economy standards finalized during the previous administration. They would have increased to 54.5 mpg for 2025 model year cars and light-duty trucks. These greenhouse gas emissions standards were established in 2012. Regulations for the 2022-2025 model years had been up for review under the Midterm Evaluation process. Automotive groups objected to rushing that process. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says they will “take a fresh look to determine if this approach is realistic”. The EPA must make a decision by April 1, 2018.