by Holly Miller | December 12, 2017 4:44 pm
Today, the Subcommittee on Environment and the Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held a joint hearing entitled “Update on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Program (CAFE) and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Motor Vehicles. Witnesses included:
Mr. Mitch Bainwol
President and CEO, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Mr. John Bozzella
President and CEO, Global Automakers
Dr. Dave Cooke
Senior Vehicles Analyst, Clean Vehicles Program, Union of Concerned Scientists
Mr. Forrest McConnell III
President, McConnell Honda & Acura, on behalf of The National Automobile Dealers Association
In his opening statement, Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) stated, “We want to know how these different regulatory schemes impact consumers, and learn more about better ways to ensure the federal fuel economy standards are met, without creating unnecessary paperwork or administrative burdens that serve only to drive up costs for American families. As currently constructed, it has been estimated that these programs will raise the average price of a new vehicle by almost $3,000 – that is no small amount and one that will undoubtedly price many Americans out of the new car market. Although the goals of these varying programs are important, we must never forget that we do in Washington has a real impact on consumers across the country.”
To watch the full hearing, please click here.
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