Since early 2017, shortly after Mr. Trump took office, his administration has been working to repeal Obama-era fuel economy rules,media reported. So far, although not much has been achieved, it can be seen that the president has not given up. It’s time for a global pandemic of the new corona virus, and the Trump administration is trying again at a time when everyone else is distracted.
The plan, detroit News reported Monday, is to reduce Obama’s target of a 5 percent annual increase in fleet fuel efficiency to 1.5 percent. The changes are expected to take effect on 31 March.
Confusingly, at a time when the world is likely to be in deep recession, some are considering decisions to block the development of more fuel-efficient cars.
The Trump administration says the savings will save consumers more than $3,000 on new cars, but it has been unable to produce convincing evidence to prove it. It is understood that the average price of a new car has risen by only $2007 since Obama introduced the new rules in 2017.
Neither the EPA nor the California attorney general’s office immediately responded to requests for comment.