White House To Abandon Its Plan To Freeze Fuel Efficiency Standards Of Cars

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The White House could abandon its plan to freeze the fuel efficiency standards of cars at 2020 levels, reversing a cornerstone policy of Trump’s campaign, reports The Wall Street Journal.

The administration is now reportedly considering a 1.5 percent annual increase instead.

Under Obama, car companies were going to have to nearly double the efficiency of their vehicles, to an average of 54 miles per gallon, by the year 2025. They argued this would make cars too expensive, prompting Trump to propose a new plan that would freeze fuel efficiency standards at an average 37 miles per gallon, just above where they are today.

California has decided to go ahead and commit to those Obama-era goals a decision that angered the president.

The White House could abandon its plan to freeze the fuel efficiency standards of cars at 2020 levels, reversing a cornerstone policy of Trump’s campaign, reports The Wall Street Journal.

The administration is now reportedly considering a 1.5 percent annual increase instead.

Under Obama, car companies were going to have to nearly double the efficiency of their vehicles, to an average of 54 miles per gallon, by the year 2025. They argued this would make cars too expensive, prompting Trump to propose a new plan that would freeze fuel efficiency standards at an average 37 miles per gallon, just above where they are today.

California has decided to go ahead and commit to those Obama-era goals a decision that angered the president.