EPA, NHTSA issue proposed SAFE Vehicles Rule

Proposed rule would amend certain fuel economy and tailpipe emissions, establish new standards

Posted August 27, 2018

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and EPA issued a proposed rule, ‘‘Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021–2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks’’ (SAFE Vehicles Rule), in the August 24 Federal Register.

According to the agencies, the SAFE Vehicles Rule would amend certain existing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and tailpipe carbon dioxide emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks and establish new standards, covering model years 2021 through 2026.

Comments on the proposed rule will be accepted until October 23, 2018. Search for Docket No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2018–0283 and/or NHTSA–2018–0067 at the Federal eRulemaking Portal.


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