House lawmakers oppose letter grades

EPA, DOT propose new design for fuel-economy labels

The Obama administration said this past summer that it was considering adding letter grades to stickers that provide information on new vehicles to indicate fuel-efficiency. The grades would range from A+ for the most fuel-efficient to D for the least.

That notion is facing opposition in the House of Representatives, as 53 members said in a letter to the EPA and Transportation Authority that the proposed system is too biased; only EVs and plug-ins can attain the highest ratings of A and A+.

The members support an alternative that maintains the current focus on mpg ratings.

– By: Stephen Calogera

Source: CNBC