The Biden administration reset car and light truck fuel standards this week.
The new standard includes forcing auto manufacturers to construct vehicles that average at least 55 miles per gallon by model year 2026.
This represents an increase over the standard Trump had set at 43 mpg.
The current standard for 2021 autos is 40 miles per gallon.
The United States Environmental Protection believes that these standards represent the harshest jump in standards in history.
“We are setting robust and rigorous standards that will aggressively reduce the pollution that is harming people and our planet—and save families money at the same time,” EPA administrator Michael Regan claimed.
The rules are expected to be recorded in the Federal Register by the end of the year.
Auto makers have voiced concern about having to transition away from gas-powered vehicles so quickly, but Biden has an fuel price crisis he needs to minimize as soon as possible.
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