Statement from NADA Regarding Release of the Proposed Fuel Economy Standard Regulation


WASHINGTON (Sept. 15, 2009) - The following is a statement from the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA):

“NADA strongly supports continuous improvements in fuel economy for passenger vehicles and light trucks pursuant to a single national standard.  A single, national fuel economy standard is the best way to meet America's greenhouse gas and energy security challenges.

"However, NADA is concerned that the Administration has chosen a needlessly complicated and burdensome path involving three different agencies (NHTSA, EPA, and the California Air Resources Board) each regulating fuel economy under three different statutes.  For example, under California's fuel economy rule, certain models could be restricted in certain states, which would limit consumer choice.  NADA will closely review the proposal and will comment on any provisions which could treat competing dealers unfairly or impose unnecessary and undue burdens on dealership operations.”

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