NADA Applauds EPA Announcement on Vehicle Emissions, Fuel Economy

TYSONS, Va. (April 2, 2018)—NADA President and CEO Peter Welch on Monday issued the following statement in response to the EPA’s completion of its Midterm Evaluation for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for cars and light trucks for model years 2022-2025, and its intention to initiate a joint rulemaking with NHTSA on appropriately tailored GHG and fuel economy standards for that timeframe:

“NADA has long supported a data-driven and informed process for determining future greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards, and we applaud EPA for putting us back on this path.

“America’s franchised auto dealers fully support continuous improvements in fuel economy and vehicle emissions, and we fully support fuel economy requirements that will allow us to build on the progress we’ve already achieved while keeping new vehicles affordable for working men and women all across America. Standards alone – whatever they are – won’t do the trick. But smart standards that maintain affordability and encourage fleet turnover will help maximize the number of cleaner, safer and more fuel-efficient vehicles we get on the road every year.”

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