EPA’s Rush to Final MPG Standards Will Make Personal Transportation More Expensive

TYSONS, Va. (Nov. 30, 2016)-NADA President Peter Welch on Wednesday issued the following statement in response to EPA's decision to rush through finalization of stringent fuel-economy standards:

“Washington today decided to make new cars and trucks more expensive for America's working men and women. The outgoing administration has chosen to halt progress on fuel economy by enacting a policy that will delay the introduction of safer and cleaner vehicles by making them more expensive. 

“Consumers deserve access to affordable new cars and trucks, but Washington's midnight regulation will increase costs and force many working families into older, less safe and less efficient used cars. 

“NADA looks forward to working with the Trump Administration to ensure that working families can choose the cleaner new cars and trucks they need at prices they can afford.”