10 May '18, 1pm

CFA study shows better gas mileage standards offset cost of modern safety tech

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt [photo from 2014] Enlarge Photo Cars that get good gas mileage aren't unsafe. In fact, gas savings have more than paid for safety improvements in modern cars, as well as for the technology needed to make the gains in fuel economy. That's the conclusion of a new report released Thursday by the Consumer Federation of America, in anticipation of a meeting between President Donald Trump and automakers to discuss fuel economy standards. When Trump first took office, the automakers met with the Administration and sought relief from tightening federal fuel economy regulations that had been finalized in the last days of the Obama administration. CHECK OUT: Automakers may not want to roll back fuel-economy standards after all The Trump administration expressed sympathy and said that fuel economy regulations raised car prices, which could keep American...

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