The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to submit a series of options for easing fuel efficiency standards to the White House for approval in the coming week, two officials briefed on the matter Tuesday (May 15) said.
Automotive News reported that the U.S. Department of Transportation has drafted a proposal likely to be made public this month that would freeze vehicle requirements at 2020 levels through 2026. It is set to formally go to the White House for review next week, officials said. The freeze is the preferred option, but is one of many options in the proposal set to be made public in the first week of June, two officials said.
On Friday, President Donald Trump met with auto industry leaders over the vehicle emissions rules. Afterward, two major auto industry trade groups said in a joint statement that Trump expressed an “openness to a discussion with California on an expedited basis.”
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