DOE Weighs Rule To Tighten Fuel Economy Calculations For EVs

December 29, 2021
The Department of Energy (DOE) is soliciting input on whether to accept environmentalists’ petition for a rule to revisit the fuel economy “equivalent” of electric vehicles (EV), with the groups arguing the decades-old formula used to measure compliance with fuel economy standards overstates EV benefits. The process outlined in a Dec. 29 Federal Register notice could open another front in medium- to long-term policies related to expected growth in EVs, with environmental groups pressing to ensure that regulatory incentives...

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