There are many factors people employ when choosing a vehicle. Fuel efficiency is important. So are safety, range, passenger capacity, cargo capacity, weather handling, towing, style, comfort and the rest.
Trump’s move to remove California’s ability to set its own standards will likely result in a protracted lawsuit battle.
Opponents make compelling case but can’t derail or even slow this well-protected industry.
The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overturned a 2017 Department of Transportation (DOT) action delaying higher fees under the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program. The court did not explain its rationale.
That a lot of people need and would happily buy larger, stronger and more powerful vehicles is simply not allowed under the Cafe scheme.