Today EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced that he has signed a federal register notice, “Mid-term Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Model Year 2022-2025 Light-duty Vehicles.” In the notice, the Administrator finds that the MY 2022-2025 greenhouse gas standards are no longer appropriate in light of the latest and best data on factors such as fuel prices and consumer acceptance and therefore should be revised.
NADA President and CEO Peter Welch on Monday issued the following statement in response to the EPA’s completion of its Midterm Evaluation, and its intention to initiate a joint rulemaking with NHTSA on appropriately tailored GHG and fuel economy standards for that timeframe:
“NADA has long supported a data-driven and informed process for determining future greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards, and we applaud EPA for putting us back on this path.
“America’s franchised auto dealers fully support continuous improvements in fuel economy and vehicle emissions, and we fully support fuel economy requirements that will allow us to build on the progress we’ve already achieved while keeping new vehicles affordable for working men and women all across America. Standards alone – whatever they are – won’t do the trick. But smart standards that maintain affordability and encourage fleet turnover will help maximize the number of cleaner, safer and more fuel-efficient vehicles we get on the road every year.”