The president has promised that Detroit will allegedly become the “car capital of the world” and also hinted there’s a major auto novelty to be announced next week.
The top “executive” of America made the announcements while on a visit at the former Willow Run assembly plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan in front of auto workers, Michigan officials, and a bevy of auto industry executives and CEOs. In campaign mode, the president vowed to make Detroit the car capital of the world – and also welcomed foreign manufacturers – of which several were present to enhance their US presence. Tucked away in the speech was also a reference to the fact the current administration will postpone a final ruling on the upcoming mileage standards until 2018.
This should allow both automakers and other interested parties to present their cases against or in support of the 54.5-mpg standard that should become law in 2025. Trump’s announcement doesn’t guarantee the rollback of the Obama standards but opens the door for the request for review from carmakers. “Today I am announcing that we are going to cancel that executive action,” said Trump. “We are going to restore the originally scheduled mid-term review, and we are going to ensure any regulations we have protect and defend your jobs, your factories; we’re going to be fair.” The president also teased a major announcement for the auto industry coming next week.