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New vehicles must average 40 mpg by 2026, up from 24 mpg

New requirements increase gas mileage by 8% in 2024 and 2025 models, 10% in 2026

U.S. may reinstate boost in automaker fines for not meeting emissions rules

Could cost industry hundreds of millions of dollars or more

UPDATE: White House proposes weaker auto emissions rules, overriding California

But automakers say they ‘support continued improvements in fuel economy’

But EPA chief would be open to a deal between California, automakers.

Feds firm up plans to freeze fuel-economy standards, strip California mandate

But automakers oppose freeze, want U.S. to work with California

California wouldn't be able to set stricter standards.

At meeting with automakers, Trump launches new attack on NAFTA

Trump wants more U.S.-built vehicles, and more exports

Ten American and foreign automakers went to the White House on Friday to push for a weakening of U.S. fuel efficiency standards through 2025, while President Donald Trump used the occasion to launch a fresh attack on the North American Free Trade Agreement that has benefited the companies.

Trump sitting down with major automakers Friday on fuel-economy rules

They oppose planned mpg freeze, want feds and California to make nice

U.S. President Donald Trump is meeting 10 major automakers at the White House on Friday to discuss the fate of landmark fuel efficiency standards and a looming confrontation with California and other major states.

Major automakers urge Trump not to freeze fuel economy targets

They want negotiations with states to keep increasing standards

Major automakers are telling the Trump administration they want to reach an agreement with California to avoid a legal battle over fuel efficiency standards, and they support continued increases in mileage standards through 2025.

Administration floats freeze of CAFE fuel-economy standards in 2020-26

California and other states aren't going to go for that

The Trump administration is likely to propose freezing fuel economy standards from 2020 through 2026, according to three people briefed on the matter, a move likely to spark a fight with California and other states backing tougher vehicle emissions rules.

Court blocks Trump administration from delaying higher CAFE penalties

Win for environmental groups, five states that sued

A federal court in New York on Monday blocked the Trump administration's decision to delay a rule that would raise penalties for automakers who do not meet federal fuel efficiency requirements.

EPA formally rejects fuel efficiency standards for automobiles

Remember: EPA stands for Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday rejected an Obama-era plan to make automobiles more fuel efficient in a win for car and oil companies and the latest move by the Trump administration to roll back environmental regulations.

EPA to reject Obama fuel efficiency standards early next week

Scott Pruitt will declare the rules 'not appropriate' but won't announce replacement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to use a Virginia car dealership on Tuesday as the setting to tout its rejection of the Obama administration's landmark vehicle fuel efficiency rules, a move that could put automakers in the middle of a battle between the Trump administration and California. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to sign a declaration by Sunday that the Obama administration's vehicle efficiency rules for 2022 through 2025 are "not appropriate" and must be rev

NHTSA proposes scrapping higher 'gas guzzler' penalties

Meanwhile EPA ruling on overall CAFE standards is expected Friday

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said late on Tuesday it was proposing to cancel a planned hike in higher "gas-guzzler" penalties for automakers whose vehicles fail to meet minimum fuel-economy standards.

Automakers meet with EPA's Scott Pruitt, who takes aim at California

Trump administration is nearing a decision on lowering CAFE standards

General Motors chairman and chief executive Mary Barra met on Tuesday with U.S. regulatory chiefs, as the Trump administration approaches a deadline for deciding whether to lower landmark fuel efficiency standards through 2025.

Trump administration ready to act on CAFE mileage requirements

And here's how NHTSA might justify a decision to lower mpg goals

The Trump administration might lower fuel economy targets as soon as 2021. Automakers desperately want concessions, spending $49 million on lobbying in 2017.

EPA fuel economy sets a record, but just barely

3 automakers' fleets shine, and 3 struggle — can you guess who?

3 automakers' fleets shine, and 3 struggle — can you guess who?

Lower CAFE standards won't 'make America great' for long

In the long run, US automakers could get left behind

German and Japanese automakers and companies like Tesla will reap the rewards.

Trump CAFE review: Automakers, be careful what you ask for

Why lowering the fuel-economy standards might not be in car companies' best interest.

Will the easing of fuel mileage standards be a good thing for the auto industry? At least one experts thinks not.

Automakers say CAFE compliance will cost jobs and make cars more expensive

Vehicle costs may be $1,800 higher by 2025.

Automakers' compliance with CAFE may cost 150,000 jobs.

Carmakers ask Trump to revisit fuel efficiency rules

They don't want to be held to tougher environmental standards through 2025.

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