NHTSA May Drastically Reduce Fuel Economy Requirements

The NHTSA is reportedly evaluating a variety of options, one of which would only require automakers to achieve a 35.7-mpg fleet average by 2026.

In 2011, automakers reached an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the California Air Resources Board to steadily improve average fuel economy between 2017 and 2025. Now, seven years later, it looks like the NHTSA is considering reducing those requirements.Automotive News reports that the NHTSA is evaluating a variety of options, one of which would only require automakers to achieve a 35.7-mpg fleet average by 2026, about 11 ...