27 Sep '16, 11am

Michigan representative: roll fuel economy rules back to 'reasonable' level

Stephen Edelstein 222 views Sep 27, 2016 U.S. Capitol Building Enlarge Photo Right now, the debate over the future of Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards is in full swing. Today, they call for a fleet average of 54.5 mpg (or about 38 mpg on window stickers) by 2025 for vehicles sold in the U.S. But many within the auto industry—and those sympathetic to it—would like to see those standards rolled back. DON'T MISS: Battle over CAFE standards begins now: will they change for 2022-2025? One of those voice belongs to Michigan Congressman Fred Upton, who said last week that the standards should be lowered during the mid-term review that will conclude in 2018. CAFE standards should be rolled back "to more reasonable and achievable levels ," at that time, Upton told The Detroit News . Upton, who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee, called fuel efficiency a "...

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