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Tearing up fuel efficiency rules will leave US car makers in the lurch

There is a lot of concern in the US about the behavior of President Trump around the vehicle efficiency standard he is pushing through. Basically he is making it so that US manufacturers do not have to make cars ever more petrol efficient, replacing rules laid down by President Obama. He is doing this via the new US Oxymoron, the Environment Protection Agency, who’s role under Trump appears to be anything but the protection of the environment. It is fairly simple what’s going on. Obama wanted car makers to make their cars a little bit more petrol efficient every year, Trump wants to freeze the efficiency. California says that it plans to insist on the old Obama rules, or better,…

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