California said to be preparing to retaliate if Trump cuts emissions rulesMarch 27
As the Trump administration begins to dismantle Barack Obama's ambitious auto efficiency regulations, California is said to be poised to retaliate by doing something that automakers have feared: de-coupling the state's rules with those set in Washington.
Old Chrysler hand still seethes over dealer axingOct. 23, 2017
U.S. lawmakers propose making it easier to meet mpg rulesOct. 12, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
U.S. opens comment period for review of mpg rulesAug. 10, 2017
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, 2017
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, 2017
California's clean-air problem is a lot bigger than just TrumpMarch 27, 2017
Cost of mpg fuel standards could be 40% lower, report saysMarch 22, 2017
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.