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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ proposal to stymie the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move to finalize stringent gas mileage rules before President Obama leaves office on Jan. 20 didn’t pan out. The auto trade group, which lobbies in Washington for automakers, requested Monday that lawmakers add language in a short-term budget bill that would have […]

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is making a last-minute effort to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move to finalize fuel economy standards through 2025. Representing Daimler AG, Ford Motor Co, General Motors Corp, Toyota Motor Corp and Volkswagen AG, the Alliance on Monday urged congressional negotiators to include language in a short-term budget resolution […]

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Automakers are feeling frustrated with the federal government for tightening the grip on reaching fuel economy and emissions targets. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s decision last week to shorten the midterm feedback and approval process of the 54.5 mpg mandate to the end of this year was shocking for several automakers. The midterm evaluation process, […]

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Major automakers have sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump’s White House transition team asking to ease regulatory pressure from the Obama administration’s fuel economy and emissions rule. The proposal letter, sent by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers yesterday, asks for a hold to be put on the ongoing midterm evaluation of the Obama administration’s […]

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers says U.S. regulators have underestimated the cost of achieving fuel economy targets and are giving California too much power over federal policies. As federal authorities review the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rules for 2022-2025 in a so-called midterm evaluation, this news comes from the lobbying effort on behalf of […]

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Automakers and U.S. environment regulators may begin clashing over the “54.5 mpg” fuel economy target. Federal regulators will soon be releasing a review of future mileage targets, with tougher standards scheduled to take effect in six years. It could spark more debate over U.S. car buyers’ willingness to pay for emissions-cutting technology such as plug-in electric […]

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