for Fuel Economy
Although the governors of Minnesota and New Mexico gave environmental reasons for enacting new fuel efficiency standards, following more stringent standards also provide significant economic and national security benefits.
The EPA's Science Advisory Board has voted to review the administration's revised fuel economy rules, as automakers urge the White House not to finalize its current proposal.
The agencies propose a range of significant changes to the off-cycle technology program, including ending or sunsetting all off-cycle flexibilities. Any elimination, or phase-out, of the off-cycle technology adjustments would threaten to deter or delay investment in connected and automated vehicle technologies and runs counter to the goals of this rulemaking.
While the overwhelming response to SAFE's report has been positive, our group seeks to clarify criticisms that are not factually based.
Cars today are more efficient, more durable, safer, and have better features than ever before, and higher prices are simply not that high once adjusted for inflation and compared to price increases of other consumer goods.
NHTSA and EPA's own analysis has found that lightweighting, when done properly, poses no overall increased risk to highway safety. In recent years, record U.S. auto sales have coincided with significant fuel efficiency gains.
Assuming that oil prices will remain low through 2050 is not consistent with current market dynamics or historical precedent.
American consumers plan to change their driving habits throughout the summer due to increased gasoline prices.
The auto industry is reportedly conveying to the administration that it wants to seek a compromise with California in order to avoid two different fuel economy standards.
SAFE' analysis finds that 18–25 percent system-wide fuel economy savings could be realized by using existing driver assist and autonomous vehicle technologies while saving thousands of lives.