14 May '18, 11am

Can the Electric Vehicle Push Defy a CAFE Standards Rollback?

Can the Electric Vehicle Push Defy a CAFE Standards Rollback?

U.S. automakers have negotiated their way into a policy pickle. In early May, a leaked document suggested the administration would seek to freeze Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards at 37 miles per gallon rather than the 46.8 miles per gallon in 2026 set out by the Obama administration. Proponents of the stricter rules say they’re essential for climate progress and innovations in efficiency. And the auto industry has also asserted the rules have contributed to the surge in electric vehicles. While automakers have spent years pushing back against Obama-era fuel standards for light-duty vehicles — standards the EPA previously determined are reachable — they’re now staring down a potential freeze of the regulations from the Trump administration, which car companies say they don’t want either . "I don't think anybody in industry, when asked for reopening of standar...

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