30 Nov '16, 8pm

What's Next for Vehicle Fuel Economy? | ACEEE

What's Next for Vehicle Fuel Economy? | ACEEE

The Obama administration has been a great champion of higher fuel economy and corresponding reductions in vehicles’ emissions of greenhouse gases. There’s no reason to expect continuity in this area from the new administration, and an advisor to president-elect Trump has indicated that fuel economy and emissions standards are on their radar. Standards for cars and light trucks of model years 2022-2025 are currently under review by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In an extensive and robust technical assessment report (TAR) issued in July as part of the review, the agencies found that the standards as adopted in 2012 are achievable and cost-effective. ACEEE’s comments on the TAR noted that, based on current information on technology cost, effectiveness, and deployment tre...

Full article: http://aceee.org/blog/2016/11/what-next-vehicle-fuel-economy

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