07.26.2019
Plug In America applauds automakers’ commitment to fuel efficiency

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July 26, 2019

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Noah Barnes, Plug In America
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Plug In America applauds automakers’ commitment to fuel efficiency

Four major automakers agree with California Air Resources Board to meet stricter standards

LOS ANGELES – Despite the Trump administration’s efforts to roll back clean car standards, the California Air Resources Board struck an agreement with BMW, Ford, Honda and Volkswagen to produce vehicles that average 50 miles per gallon by 2026. The Trump administration proposal, if finalized this fall, would freeze fuel economy standards at 37 miles per gallon and would also remove the authority for California and nine other states to implement more aggressive standards, including the zero-emission vehicle mandate.

In response, Plug In America Executive Director Joel Levin said:

“Transportation is the number one cause of greenhouse gases. If we are to reduce the effects of climate change, we must transition to cleaner technology, including electric vehicles. The Trump administration’s rollback of clean car standards is a step in the wrong direction. We applaud the California Air Resources Board, Governor Gavin Newsom and automakers that are committed to greater fuel economy and encourage others to follow their lead, despite the federal government’s lack of leadership.”

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About Plug In America
Plug In America is the nation’s leading independent consumer voice for accelerating the use of plug-in electric vehicles in the United States. Formed as a non-profit in 2008, Plug In America provides practical, objective information collected from our coalition of plug-in vehicle drivers, through public outreach and education, policy work and a range of technical advisory services. Our expertise represents the world’s deepest pool of experience of driving and living with plug-in vehicles. We drive electric. You can too. PlugInAmerica.org