Lightening The Load: Economizing US Autos

Law360, New York (December 13, 2011, 3:04 PM EST) -- On Nov. 16, 2011, the Obama administration released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) requiring passenger cars and light trucks to achieve a minimum fuel economy standard of 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025.

This standard would be achieved through a combination of new corporate average fuel economy standards issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and new greenhouse gas emissions standards issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The proposed fuel economy standard is a major component of the administration’s strategy to develop...
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