Officials May Tweak Auto Rules’ EV, Plug-In Metrics To Ease Automaker Fears

February 22, 2024
As the Biden administration reviews several related rules addressing vehicle emissions and fuel economy, sources say officials may be weighing actions to ease auto sector pushback, including softening a pending Energy Department (DOE) rule that would curb the estimated fuel economy benefit of electric vehicles (EVs) and modifying a separate EPA provision related to plug-in hybrid emissions. Such changes would represent supplemental steps toward easing industry’s compliance burden from the rules, besides any top-line changes to the fuel economy or...

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