US automakers’ lobby group tires and fails to lower fuel efficiency demands image

In the wake of elections in the USA giving the vote of confidence to new president-elect Donald Trump, the automakers in America rallied behind a new lobby group to try and push back the country’s upcoming fuel efficiency rules.

Now this crucial lobby group for carmakers operating in the United States has failed this month its attempt to block the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from finalizing the stringent gas mileage rules. This has to do with EPA’s move to quickly finalize the new greenhouse gas emission rules that have car and truck fleets average a mandatory figure of more than 50 miles per gallon by 2025 – the rules were up for review in 2018, but the agency moved forward unexpectedly ahead of President-elect Donald Trump taking office.

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers asked lawmakers to introduce new language that would block EPA’s effort. The auto alliance’s proposed language would have impacted the EPA’s ability to use money to continue the resolution to finalize the emission rules for the model years 2022-25. The lobby group works for Fiat Chrysler, Ford, GM, BMW Group, Jaguar Land Rover, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz USA, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Toyota, Volkswagen Group of America and Volvo Car USA. The mpg rules for the 2017-21 model year can’t be changed, and the new emission standards will see the requirements from 2016 of around 34 miles per gallon go up to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.