Deadline for comments on EPA fuel-economy rollback is Tuesday

EPA Acting Administrator Andrew WheelerReaders who want to make their voices heard in objection to (or support of) the EPA proposal to freeze fuel economy standards have until tomorrow to get their comments in. The EPA proposed in early August to undo Obama-era rules requiring cars to reach increasingly stringent fuel-economy targets through 2025. Called the Safer Affordable…
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California considers boosting electric-car rebate to $4,500

Chevrolet Bolt EV being charged outside Go Forth electric-car showroom, Portland   [photo: Forth]The California Air Resources Board will discuss Thursday and Friday raising the state’s electric vehicle rebate to offset the expiration of federal tax credits for the two largest electric-carmakers, Tesla and GM. The state offers a $2,500 subsidy for electric-car purchases. CARB is considering raising that amount to $4,500, according to…
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Commentary: How to make your voice heard on fuel economy freeze

EPA Acting Administrator Andrew WheelerDrivers are not helpless in the face of government plans to roll back fuel economy standards. A joint August proposal from the EPA and NHTSA to freeze planned increases in fuel economy standards is out for public comments until Oct. 23. Public comments can make a difference. DON’T MISS: Trump administration releases proposal to weaken fuel…
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California meets with federal regulators over fuel-economy rollback

Exhaust emissions from tailpipe [photo: Simone Ramella, 2005, used under Creative Commons 2.0]Trump administration officials met with California regulators Wednesday to discuss the EPA and NHTSA’s proposal to freeze fuel economy and emissions standards from 2020 through 2026. The proposal would rescind scheduled increases planned under the Obama administration, which would have raised vehicles’ average fuel economy to about 39 mpg based on…
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