24 Apr '18, 3pm

Trump loses court battle to roll back automaker gas mileage fines

Automakers may complain about rising gas mileage standards, but as several have proved over the years, they don't always have to meet them. Another strategy, employed regularly over the years by a few automakers is to ignore the fuel economy standards and just pay the penalties for missing them. Those penalties aren't cheap, and they're now set to go up, following a court ruling that rejected a Trump Administration plan to roll them back. READ THIS: NHTSA delays penalty rise for carmakers who miss CAFE levels Since Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards are based on an average of every car an automaker sells across the country in a given year, any penalties are also paid per car, and per mpg below the target average that the automaker achieves across all the vehicles it sells in a given model year. In response to a 2015 Congressional mandate that such fines in all...

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