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Foxx: Reducing CAFE Goals Would Be ‘Setback’

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by Jim Lynch (The Detroit News)  Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx said he believes a rollback of fuel efficiency standards for cars would be a mistake, and that the regulatory framework for self-driving cars suggested under President Barack Obama should remain relatively intact.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency adopted Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards of about 50 mpg for automakers to reach by 2025.

Last month during a swing through Michigan, Trump said: “We’re going to work on the CAFE standards so you can make cars in America again. We’re going to help companies so they are going to help you. We’re going to be the car capital of the world again.”

Wednesday, Foxx said pulling back on that goal would be “a setback.”

“It’s a setback because we obviously have significant climate change issues around the world,” he said. “With the fact that our mobile sources account for almost a third of human contribution to global climate change, fuel-efficiency standards were a huge opportunity for us to be able to make some strides there.

“I know they’re taking a look at some things. But I’m hopeful that taking a look means taking a look, and not rolling back.”  READ MORE

Profit-Rich Pickups, SUVs May Catch Break in Trump Auto Review (Bloomberg)


Excerpt from Bloomberg:  Automakers have been preparing for the rules since they were announced in 2011, and analysts say they’re unlikely to make significant changes even if Trump moved to weaken the rules. Instead, carmakers would see a huge increase in efficiency credits they could use to help them meet stiffer targets in later years, said Dave Cooke, senior vehicles analyst with the Union of Concerned Scientists, an environmental group.

“If their plans are in place and they receive additional credits, it just makes the later years’ standards that much easier to meet,” Cooke said.  READ MORE

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