NADA to Trump Administration: Reverse Final Determination on Fuel Economy
Jan. 16, 2017—NADA president and CEO Peter Welch on Friday issued the following statement in response to the Obama Administration’s issuance of a final midterm evaluation of light-duty greenhouse gas standards for model years 2022-2025:
“The Obama Administration today just made new cars and trucks thousands of dollars more expensive for America’s working men and women. Expensive and unaffordable new cars will drive Americans into less efficient, less clean and less safe used cars – undermining the very goals of this policy. We urge the incoming Trump Administration to withdraw today’s action, and we look forward to working with the new Administration to ensure that working families can choose the cleaner, safer new cars and trucks they need at prices they can afford.”
This comes after the Obama administration made its final determination on Thursday to maintain the current GHG emissions standards for model year 2022-2025 vehicles. The administration found that automakers are well-positioned to meet the standards at lower costs than previously estimated.