Biden orders 40-mpg fuel-economy standard by 2026
New targets reverse the rollbacks put in place by Trump, are meant to prod automakers to build more efficient cars
President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday unveiled tougher fuel economy standards for vehicles, reversing his predecessor Donald Trump’s rollback of U.S. regulations, and aiming to improve gas mileage and cut tailpipe pollution.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is announcing it will boost fuel efficiency requirements by 8 per cent for both the 2024 and 2025 model years; and 10 per cent in 2026. That’s slightly more aggressive than the agency’s proposal outlined in August.