CAFE 2025 Resigned Approval From Industry AutoObserver — Volkswagen 2017

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CAFE 2025: Resigned From Industry

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President Obama announced on the next-generation of fuel economy he was joined at the podium by a dozen automakers that sell than 90 percent of the vehicles in America, the United Auto (UAW) union and California#146;s regulators, indicating the new rules are all parties can live with and can achieve. The new CAFE standards on the Obama Administration’s Corporate Fuel Economy (CAFE) for model year 2012-2016 that raise fuel-efficiency to 35.5 mpg. Using the formula already in place for CAFE, the next-generation standards fuel economy equivalent to mpg for cars and trucks weighing than 6,000 pounds vans and SUVs included) by 2025.

Using the U.S. Protection Agency#146;s formula to mileage — one that is from the formula to figure — the CAFE 54.5 mpg to 40 mpg. The EPA formula determines the figures found on window of new cars at auto dealerships. to the Obama Administration, the CAFE through 2025 will American families $1.7 dollars at the pump, and by 2025 in an average fuel savings of than $8,000 per vehicle. these programs will cut oil consumption, saving a total of 12 barrels of oil, and by 2025 oil consumption by more than 4 barrels of oil a day #150; more America currently imports the Persian Gulf, Venezuela, and combined, the White House in a statement.

The standards will also carbon pollution, cutting than 6 billion metric of greenhouse gas over the life of the #150; equivalent to an entire worth of carbon-dioxide emissions the U.S. the White House The oil savings, consumer, and environmental of this comprehensive program are in a new report. Driving Efficiency: Costs for Families at the Pump and Dependence on Oil, which the released Friday.

Final Rules Two Years Off

The new standards would increase the of standards for passenger cars by an of five percent each from model years if formally adopted; the final which won’t come the EPA has collected public comments on the draft, aren’t due until The stringency of standards for pickups and light-duty trucks would an average of 3.5 percent annually for the five model years and an of five percent annually for the four model years of the to account for the unique challenges with this class of the White House said.

automakers praised the new standards saying in general that achieving them would not be the rules as drafted were But Volkswagen and Daimler weren’t with the new rules, claiming they focus is too heavily on cars, giving an unfair to certain automakers #150; the Detroit Three #150; who large numbers of light The standards also contain no for automakers who development and manufacture powertrains, components that are with the European automakers but a focal point of research and with American automakers.

Various other interests to the announcement on Friday. Go60MPG a joint effort of Environment the National Wildlife Federation, Resources Defense Council, the Climate Campaign, the Sierra and the Union of Concerned Scientists described the agreement as a critical forward to save consumers at the gas pump, clean up our air, and cut oil dependence. The Obama Administration and should be applauded for their to secure this agreement demonstrates that the full of interests can come together to major benefits for the environment, security and the American economy.

Get a ‘Sue California’ Clause

said, the automakers received than California’s word it would abide by the agreement. As IHS analysts have noted, the retain the right to sue California the result of a mid-term review in wherein the federal government evaluate the situation at the time in of technology, cost, and marketability of yet requirements, and make a decision to keep or lower requirements in the years of the program. California has that it will abide by the rules; the lawsuit clause give automakers recourse to them to the program should regulators decide otherwise the mid-term review.

Volkswagen does not endorse the under discussion, VW Executive President Tony Cervone in a statement Monday. The largest carry almost no burden for the timeframe, and are granted numerous to mathematically meet targets in the years without significant gains. The proposal encourages and customers to shift toward less efficient vehicles, the goal of reduced greenhouse-gas

Cervone noted that VW products are among the most vehicles on the road today. Our new Passat TDI, built in the U.S. in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 43 mpg highway and can travel almost 800 on a single tank of fuel. If of the vehicles on the road today clean diesel, the U.S. save 1.4 million barrels of oil a Yet there is no consideration in the current for the positive impact clean can have on fuel consumption in the US. He said VW looks forward to our discussions with the White to achieve a national standard is fair and equitable.

Big Loss in Highway Funding

One of the negative responses to Friday’s came from the American Transportation Builders Association which said the agreement result in the loss of more $65 billion in federal funding for and local highway, bridge and improvements. The impact on the nation’s improvement program, ARTBA Pete Ruane said, be like eliminating all federal funding for nearly two years. Per federal gasoline and diesel collected at the pump are deposited the federal Highway Trust (HTF). By law, these are the primary revenue source for road, bridge and transit The less motor fuel by drivers, the less revenue for improvements financed through the As new cars and light trucks are in the future and old ones retired, fuel economy will reducing gasoline sales and HTF

Scott Doggett: is an AutoObserver.com Editor.

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