July 28

On July 28, the Department of Transportation announced a new fuel economy standards proposal that would require vehicles to meet new standards by 2032—66 miles per gallon for passenger cars and 54 miles per gallon for light trucks. Such a standard would place major burdens on automobile manufacturers and consumers and force a shift towards expensive and less efficient electric vehicles. This forced reliance on electric vehicles will also force greater reliance on the People’s Republic of China while putting currently insurmountable burdens on our own nation’s electrical grid.