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BMW, Ford, Honda, And Volkswagen Only Want To Be heard In Challenge To Trump Emissions Rules

The Trump administration’s emissions rollback has sparked a lawsuit in which some OEMs want to be heard.

  • The Trump administration rolled back U.S. vehicle emissions standards 1.5% annual increases from the 5% Obama requirements.

  • GM, FCA, and Toyota have sided with the Trump administration on the rollback

  • 23 U.S., states led by California, have challenged the Trump vehicle rule


This past March, the Trump administration completed the rollback of Obama’s fuel-economy standards, from a 5% annual increase, down to a 1.5% annual increase. Some car manufacturers agree with the current Administration’s move while others are not taking positions, but want to be heard. 23 States are challenging Trump’s changes.

The four automakers that have decided to remain neutral, BMW, Ford, Honda, And Volkswagen, have asked a U.S. Appeals Court in Washington for the chance to be heard. Their goal is, according to the Automotive News Europe story, is to make sure that recommendations and decisions imposed by the court will be feasible.

These four carmakers reached a voluntary agreement with California in July of last on vehicle emissions rules. Volkswagen said last Friday that its “preference continues to be one set of national standards that are achieved through an agreement between the federal government and California.”

GM, FCA, and Toyota have also joined the Trump administration in another lawsuit if the federal government can remove California’s right to set zero-emission vehicle requirements.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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