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Consumer Watchdogs To #Trump: Don’t Cut US Fuel Economy Standards: Hybrid Cars https://t.co/eY3LqU0RaQ

Consumer Watchdogs To #Trump: Don’t Cut US Fuel Economy Standards: Hybrid Cars https://t.co/eY3LqU0RaQ

Thanks to fuel economy standards, the automakers have invested in innovative technologies to improve fuel economy, and their efforts have paid off. Automakers have not only met today’s fuel economy standards, but they have exceeded the standards in many cases, all while enjoying record profits and record sales. Many cars and trucks available today outperform standards set for 2020 and 2021. And one of the great features of the fuel economy standards is that they are flexible and adapt to the vehicles consumers actually buy–as consumer demand has shifted toward larger vehicles, automakers’ targets have also lowered because larger vehicles have lower efficiency targets. The standards help improve consumer choices across the entire fleet regardless of the size of vehicles consumers choose to buy. Finally, the standards will go a long way to keeping the car companies from agai...

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