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AFPM responds to recent executive order

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In response to President Biden’s recent executive order establishing a target for 50% electric vehicle sales by 2030, and EPA and NHTSA’s issuance of Corporate Average Fuel Economy targets for MY 2023-2026, AFPM President & CEO Chet Thompson issued the following statement:

“AFPM supports the drive to make the transportation fleet more efficient and sees our industries as integral in that process, which is why we’ve long advocated for a 95 RON octane standard for gasoline. In setting nationwide targets, we caution the Administration not to overlook the millions of Americans who choose and depend on gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles, especially when today’s ICE models are more efficient and cleaner than they’ve ever been.

“To protect consumers in the face of record-breaking new and used car prices, the Administration needs to take a collaborative approach on CAFE rules and transportation policies. We can do a lot more to continue making environmental progress if we work together.

“Vehicle standards must be achievable, affordable for drivers, reflective of consumer preferences, and consistent across the United States. That means MPG standards need to make sense for the fleet of cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks consumers want to purchase. They shouldn’t function as regulatory backdoor to force vehicle electrification, which is one of the most expensive ways to reduce emissions.”

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