U.S. lawmakers propose making it easier to meet mpg rulesOct. 12
A bipartisan pair of Michigan lawmakers introduced a bill to make it easier for automakers to comply with federal fuel efficiency requirements, as the Trump administration weighs softening standards that require nearly doubling the fuel economy of the nation's new vehicle fleet by 2025.
Automakers, citing costs, consumer demand, say mpg standards unrealisticOct. 6
Automotive trade groups told federal regulators they should revise light-vehicle fuel efficiency mandates approved in the final weeks of the Obama administration because the costs would be onerous and the standards do not reflect how cheap gas prices are affecting consumer demand.
Dirty tactics? UAW's beef with Nissan heads to fedsOct. 3
U.S. opens comment period for review of mpg rulesAug. 10
The federal government began seeking public comments for a review of tougher U.S. vehicle fuel-efficiency standards put in place by the Obama administration. The review by the Department of Transportation and EPA is widely seen as a preamble to loosening fuel-economy standards, handing a victory to the auto industry.
U.S. to revisit penalties for fuel-economy shortfallsJuly 7
The Trump administration is considering easing steeper fines proposed by Obama-era regulators for automakers that don't meet tougher fuel economy standards, a move that would give a break largely to luxury brands like Jaguar, BMW and Porsche that have paid the highest penalties in the past.
AutoNation's Jackson praises Trump's anti-regulatory stanceApril 11
California's clean-air problem is a lot bigger than just TrumpMarch 27
Cost of mpg fuel standards could be 40% lower, report saysMarch 22
Technologies such as turbochargers, advanced transmissions and lighter materials -- aluminum instead of steel, for example -- could reduce fuel efficiency compliance costs by 34 percent to 40 percent per vehicle from 2022-25, the International Council on Clean Transportation said in a new report.
Trump courts Detroit's divided unionMarch 15
President Donald Trump returned to one of American labor's last remaining strongholds with a message that could drive a wedge between long Democratic-leaning union leadership and members that are breaking ranks.
U.S. won't seek to roll back California vehicle authorityMarch 15
President Donald Trump announced the EPA will revive a review of the feasibility of strict fuel efficiency standards through 2025, but did not withdraw California's authority to set its own vehicle rules.
President gives automakers year to push for reset of mileage rulesMarch 15
Automakers will get another year to dispute fuel economy standards the Trump administration will scrutinize, overruling an Obama-era ruling that the industry is capable of meeting tougher mileage and emissions rules.