Today DOT and EPA released their proposed rule for future vehicle efficiency standards to seek consideration of and comments on a range of scenarios. This is the process included in the 2012 joint rulemaking between the federal government and California to ensure fuel economy standards are based on the best available data and reflect marketplace realities, and we will be offering feedback during the comment period.
The Auto Alliance and Global Automakers jointly issued this statement:
“Automakers support continued improvements in fuel economy and flexibilities that incentivize advanced technologies while balancing priorities like affordability, safety, jobs, and the environment. With today’s release of the Administration’s proposals, it’s time for substantive negotiations to begin. We urge California and the federal government to find a common sense solution that sets continued increases in vehicle efficiency standards while also meeting the needs of America’s drivers.”