The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have issued a joint notice of intent to propose new fuel-economy standards for light-duty vehicles for model years 2017–2025.
A supplemental notice with more information is expected by the end of November with an actual proposed rule issued within a year and a final rule by July 2012, according to the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA). The high range of standards currently being considered could ultimately require cars and light trucks to reach more than 60 mpg.
The NTEA expects a proposed rule on medium- and heavy-duty truck fuel-fficiency regulations to be issued by NHTSA and EPA in the near future.
For more information, visit www.nhtsa.gov/fuel-economy