Automaker trade backs U.S. on effort to weaken fuel efficiency rules

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group representing many major automakers on Friday backed the Trump administration’s decision to weaken Obama administration fuel efficiency standards but said it opposed further reductions in requirements.

FILE PHOTO: The Ford logo seen at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

In March, the Trump administration issued final rules requiring 1.5% annual increases in efficiency through 2026 – far weaker than the 5% increases in the discarded Obama-era rules – but abandoned its August 2018 proposal to freeze requirements at 2020 levels through 2026.

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Automaker trade opposes effort to freeze U.S. fuel efficiency standards

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FILE PHOTO: The Ford logo seen at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A group representing many major automakers on Friday said it was intervening in a lawsuit that says the Trump administration did not go far enough in weakening — but not freezing — Obama administration standards to revise fuel economy standards.

In March, the Trump administration said it would require 1.5% annual increases in efficiency through 2026 — far weaker than the 5% increases in the discarded Obama era rules — but abandoned its August

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Tesla, county reach deal to allow automaker to reopen U.S. plant next week

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(Reuters) – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) and officials in California have resolved their acrimonious clash over safety procedures at the automaker’s sole U.S. assembly plant with a deal that allows production to resume as early as Monday, county officials said.

FILE PHOTO: A Tesla logo on a Model S is photographed inside of a Tesla dealership in New York, U.S., April 29, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

The county said the automaker could take additional steps ahead of next week after Chief Executive Elon Musk had vowed to defy authorities, saying Monday he was resuming production despite the prohibition. On Tuesday,

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Trump wants California to let automaker Tesla reopen assembly plant

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged California to allow Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) to reopen its electric vehicle assembly plan.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump stands next to coronavirus disease testing machines as he addresses a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak press briefing in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 11, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

“California should let Tesla & @elonmusk open the plant, NOW. It can be done Fast & Safely!” Trump wrote on Twitter. On Monday, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk said production was resuming at the automaker’s sole

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