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Under Trump, fuel economy standards for cars and trucks may be scaled back

Under Trump, fuel economy standards for cars and trucks may be scaled back

Will a President Donald Trump scrap the aggressive fuel-economy targets that automakers and President Obama agreed to five years ago?

Nobody knows. But automakers might not push him to go that far. 

The auto industry will surely seek adjustments to federal regulations that force them to build cleaner, less polluting cars, and want to push deadlines into the future, industry experts told The Times.

But scrapping the Corporate Average Fuel Economy program altogether is probably not on their agenda, for several reasons:

Capital commitments: Automakers plan years ahead; they’ve already sunk billions into upcoming models designed with pending...

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