Trump Administration Moves to Block Calif. Fuel Standards

Sept. 19, 2019
The Trump administration announced regulations to withdraw California's waiver to set fuel economy standards.

Sept. 19, 2019—The Trump administration announced regulations to withdraw California's waiver to set fuel economy standards, according to Fox Business.

California's rules would require light-duty model year 2026 vehicles from the four automakers to hit a minimum of 50 miles per gallon.

According to the report, President Trump wants the current standard of 36 miles per gallon to continue until 2026 without rising.

Global Automakers said it would review the Trump administration plans.

"A balanced fuel economy regulation is critical for the health of the U.S. auto industry," Global Automakers said in a statement. "Throughout the rulemaking process, Global Automakers has called for a unified national standard that continues the industry’s significant progress in improving motor vehicle fuel economy, and that rewards investments in next-generation fuel-savings technologies. We look forward to seeing the subsequent rule-setting standards for model years 2021 through 2026 when they are finalized."

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