Earlier in the year, much of the news hitting everyone’s desk in the auto industry has been related to the Obama administration’s CAFE fuel efficiency mandate for 2025. Word is that the administration is now delaying the 2025 CAFE mandate of 54.5 mpg. However, not much detail has been released.
“Given the historic nature of this joint rule between EPA and DOT, as well as the necessary coordination with California, it was recently determined that additional time was needed and we expect to issue a proposal for MY 2017-2025 vehicles by mid-November,” NHTSA spokeswoman Lynda Tran said.
Because the current mandate has been delayed, experts are predicting a new proposal by mid-November of this year.
“We are working to complete these historic fuel economy and greenhouse gas pollution reduction standards which will save consumers money, help protect the air we breathe and strengthen our national security by reducing our dependence on foreign oil,” Tran said.
– By Chris Chin
Source: Detroit News