By Jon LeSage The U.S. Department of Transportation is considering issuing fuel economy requirements for automakers lighter than the Environmental Protection Agency’s version.
DOT said Tuesday that the new rules may start a year earlier than planned in the EPA’s proposed rules, covering 2021 model year vehicles. Lower fuel economy increases through 2025 would be part of the new plan, the agency said, with average fuel economy capped in 2021 through 2025 being an option under consideration.
President Donald Trump put on hold phase two rules approved by EPA in the final days of the Obama administration. He reinstated the review into April 2018, and
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