Trump Reopens Obama EPA Federal Review
President Trump’s EPA has reopened a review of fuel economy rules from 2022-2025 model years, created under the Obama Administration. The NHTSA has announced that it will consider civil penalties of automakers are unable to meet the Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards. This allows for comments on the 2021 model year, of which needs to have a combined average of 41 miles per gallon (under current rules). Agencies are accepting comments for 45 regarding model years 2020 and beyond. Loosening of the rules will have an estimated impact increase in price of $2,000 per vehicle. The review of the standards in place leaves room for discussion of replacing the standards, or tweaking them.