Automakers Urge Hitting the Brakes on Fuel Regs, While Investing More Than Ever in EVs

By [email protected] When President Trump ordered a review of Obama-era vehicle fuel-efficiency standards earlier this year, climate and clean air advocates were quick to label it a “cynical ploy” to roll back the ambitious targets. And as critics feared, the regulations may soon be put on hold.

The Department of Transportation issued a notice last week that it is looking to revise the fuel economy requirements starting with the 2021 vehicle model year, and may lower the existing standards through 2025.

Trump’s order from March called for reassessing the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for model years 2022 through 2025. The DOT notice

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