Today EPA released its Trends and Performance Report and the Auto Alliance issued this response:
Automakers are giving consumers greater choice than ever before in highly energy-efficient vehicles, and we want to continue our progress. Having invested billions of dollars in technologies to reduce fuel use and carbon emissions, we have a huge stake in moving new vehicles off dealer lots and into consumers’ garages.
We want to sell our most energy-efficient vehicles in very high volumes – much higher than they are today. Market conditions are a critical reality since our compliance with federal standards is based on sales and affordability. The EPA and NHTSA should consider the findings of this report as they finalize the 2021-2026 fuel economy and greenhouse gas regulation.