The Detroit News
As soon as 2022, Trump’s move to ease fuel economy standards may have Detroit and foreign automakers in an ironic disconnect – revenue and profits from selling trucks and SUVs are needed to finance future electrified, shared and autonomous future.
California’s exemption under the 1970 Clean Air Act allows it to set its own emissions targets – the same places GM is trying to woo with its Bolt electric and New York-based Cadillac brand, and Ford is angling for with its higher profile in Silicon Valley.
“We support increasing clean car standards through 2025 and are not asking for a rollback,” Bill Ford and Hackett wrote, echoing rival GM. “We want one set of standards nationally, along with additional flexibility to help us provide more affordable options for our customers. We believe that working together with EPA, (the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) and California, we can deliver on this standard.”
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