Officials argued that the rule could save businesses (and indirect buyers) as much as $ 1 billion a year, and echo arguments from the automotive lobby group Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. It claimed that the increased fines would create "significant financial damage."
Some states (including California and New York) and environmental consulting groups began to divorce. They sued the NHTSA in 201
The rules are in line with an administration that has regularly tried to protect fossil fuels. As with previous rules, they may have limited effect even if they survive lawful investigation. Many car brands (including some of them in the Alliance) have committed themselves to electrifying much of their lineup within the next few years, whether through hybrids or pure EV. The fleet fuel economy will continue to increase in the near future, but the freezing can significantly reduce the incentive to accelerate that process.