Buttigieg Signals ‘High Level Of Efficiency’ In NHTSA’s Auto Proposal

July 8, 2021
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is signaling that his agency’s forthcoming proposal to tighten near-term vehicle fuel economy standards will seek a “high level of efficiency” from conventional vehicles, arguing such steps are needed to complement the administration’s push for greater deployment of electric vehicles (EVs). “There is simply no way to meet our climate goals with EVs alone,” he said during a July 8 event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC). “And I say that as someone who absolutely...

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