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Fuel Economy Target Set for March Release, NHTSA Head Says

Jan. 16, 2018, 5:45 PM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will propose new fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks by the end of March, signaling how the Trump administration plans to alter ambitious automobile efficiency rules created under former President Barack Obama.

President Donald Trump in March reinstated a review of coordinated NHTSA and Environmental Protection Agency rules governing fuel economy, part of his drive to eliminate regulations.

NHTSA Deputy Administrator Heidi King said in a Jan. 16 interview at the Detroit auto show that the proposed rule would be released on March 30, but declined to discuss its contents. Under ...