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NHTSA Reconsidering Maximum Fuel Efficiency Penalties

Law360, New York (July 11, 2017, 6:59 PM EDT) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is indefinitely delaying the institution of higher maximum penalties for automakers who don’t meet fuel efficiency standards as the agency seeks further comment on the proposed change, according to two notices released Tuesday.

A final rule that would’ve increased the maximum penalty for exceeding Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards from $5.50 to $14 per 10th of a mile per gallon was due to take effect Monday, but the NHTSA opted to hold off on implementing the change because it hadn’t...
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