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Carmaker Fines for Fuel Economy Shortfalls Under Review by U.S.

July 11, 2017, 10:12 PM

The Trump administration is considering easing steeper fines proposed by Obama-era regulators for automakers that don’t meet tougher fuel economy standards, a move that would give a break largely to luxury brands like Jaguar, BMW and Porsche that have paid the highest penalties in the past.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a regulatory filing to be published in the Federal Register July 12 that it will seek public comment on how to revise plans slated to go into effect from the 2019 model year which would more than double the civil penalties on auto manufacturers that fall ...