Super-Efficient Cars Are Doable But Hit a Political Speed Bump
President Trump announced Wednesday that he is ordering a review of Obama-era fuel economy rules, in an attempt to spur auto jobs. But experts warn that could make American cars less competitive, not more.
U.S. automakers might get a reprieve in the push to boost fuel economy, thanks to the Trump administration’s call on Wednesday for a mid-term review of existing standards—but they also risk falling behind in an efficiency race already underway worldwide.
Speaking in front of auto industry representatives in Michigan, Donald Trump said, “We’re going to work on the CAFE [Corporate Average Fuel Economy] standards so you can make cars in America again.”