Auto industry pressing the Obama administration to reevaluate fuel economy standards

Article by Christian A., on July 20, 2011

Before the rules become final, the Obama administration is being pressured by the auto industry to re-assess rules that may result to the U.S. fuel economy standards more than doubling by 2025. Ellen Gleberman, a vice president of trade group Global Automakers, said that the White House agrees that there has to be a review during the transition period.

Her group represents Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co., Nissan Motor Co. and 11 other Asian and European automakers. Gleberman has been involved in discussions between the government and industry on the proposal, which establishes new mileage standards beginning in 2017.

Last June, the Obama administration suggested a fuel-economy target of 56.2 miles per gallon by 2025, a marked increase from the current 27.3 mpg. Automakers want to delay the mileage-standard increases, explaining that the technology hasn’t caught up yet and that sales may drop as the prices of the vehicles will go up.

Gleberman said that by conducting a review midway through the 2017-2025 program, regulators would get a chance to re-evaluate assumptions that by that time, the engine technology will reach the required levels.

She said that it can’t be predicted for sure what the market conditions would be in the future. She revealed that talks are continuing with regards to the details of the midpoint review, such as the timing, and if there would be a judicial review.

The parties are also discussing which agency will coordinate the efforts, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Transportation Department, or California’s Air Resources Board.

Topics: barack obama

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Volkswagen intends to leave the crowd in awe at the Worthersee Meeting (Wortherseetreffen) – the largest VW and Audi car show in Europe – with its new GTI Worthersee concept. ...
by - May 25, 2017
The much-hyped 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon certainly has attracted a lot of attention, and possibly many potential buyers. Now, here is good news for interested customers: Dodge has finally...
by - May 25, 2017
An RHD (right hand drive) BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition has been listed to be for sale by Romans International, UK’s leading supercar dealership. The first owner of this rare...
by - May 24, 2017
Audi will be offering something exciting for its United Kingdom market. The company announced that it will be adding new features as standard to the A4 range. It also confirmed...
by - May 24, 2017
You guys are probably aware of the collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and Renault-Nissan. Knowing this, you would expect that both companies will come up with something impressive. Sources say that the...
by - May 24, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries