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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