WASHINGTON, DC – Alliance for Automotive Innovation released the following statement after the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rules for model years 2027-2031.
John Bozzella, president and CEO of Alliance for Automotive Innovation, said:
“We’re reviewing the Department of Transportation’s proposal. At first glance it appears NHTSA tried to sync up these fuel economy rules with EPA’s 2027-2032 greenhouse gas emissions rules (with which we’ve already raised concerns).
“That’s encouraging. Conflicting and overlapping rules are complex and expensive. If an automaker complies with EPA’s yet to be finalized greenhouse gas emissions rules, they shouldn’t be at risk of violating CAFE rules and subject to civil penalties that levy costs on consumers and manufacturers – but deliver no corresponding environmental benefits.”
“The best policy would be a return to a single national standard to reduce carbon in transportation – one vehicle fleet and one national standard.”