“As the Union of Concerned Scientists points out, despite claims that strong standards were too difficult to achieve, automakers have in fact exceeded their regulatory targets, developing technologies – including improved compression ratios, more efficient engines, eight- and nine-speed transmissions, innovative new materials and start-stop systems – that weren’t even anticipated when the standards were written.
According to the UCS, since the current fuel economy standards came into effect, US consumers have saved nearly $57 billion on gasoline. By 2030, existing standards are projected to create some 650,000 American jobs, and eliminate more global warming emissions than virtually any other piece of climate regulation enacted to date.”
See Trump administration prepares to roll back vehicle emissions and efficiency standardsNever reluctant to shoot himself or his country in the foot, Trump is looking at rolling back efficiency standards for motor-vehicles which have long since been incorporated smoothly into the economy. Every automaker of note is building EVs and cranking out smaller more efficient vehicles. The internal combustion engine is in its heyday of efficiency but will be overtaken by electric batteries and motors. Everyone knows that but Trump and his sycophants. While new technologies are busily creating jobs which Trump promised, Trump now plans to disrupt advances.
Well, I hope business does not take the bait. Keep on keeping on folks. Move along. There’s nothing to see from the Trumpists. Let them run around in their ignorance. There will be no law forbidding you to make cars and trucks more efficient than your competitors. Just carry on.
It’s sad that USA elected a demented old man to be POTUS. He’s not leading USA forward but backwards into the mistakes of the past. Ignore him and you’ll be OK. Expect impeachment to sweep him from office within a year. Now, about Pence…