New federal fuel economy standards to be unveiled Friday
By Lurah Lowery
on March 30, 2022 Legal
The U.S. Department of Transportation confirmed to Reuters that Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Deputy Administrator Steven Cliff will make a “major announcement” about fuel economy standards Friday. The announcement will come on the heels of the Biden administration’s newly filed federal budget proposal that includes billions toward transportation safety and equity.
Reuters reports the DOT said the announcement would be made but didn’t give any details on what it will include. The news publication seemingly hinted that it may have to do with tighter vehicle…