13 Mar '17, 8pm

Will US Consumers Benefit From Strong MPG Regulations?

As the Trump administration threatens to soften strict mpg rules through to 2025, in question is whether consumers will be winners or losers in the process. Clear in any case is money is on the line: big money. Carmakers have said federal rules intended to drive average window sticker values up from 25.1 mpg today to the high 30s in the next eight years will cost them over $200 billion, sap profits from high-tech cars they cannot sell, and drive up costs. SEE ALSO: Trump Decision On Fuel Economy Rule Review Expected For Wednesday That, plus the fact political winds have shifted in an opposite direction from the Obama administration’s stance, has led them to push hard saying their customers will also come out losers if rules are not relaxed. But not so fast, say consumer watchdogs including the Consumer Federation of America, and Consumers Union. The latter says automaker a...

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