President Biden’s Environmental Protection Agency announced new rigorous rules for greenhouse gasses emitted by passenger vehicles.
The new standards will apply to passenger cars and light trucks beginning with model 2026.
Automakers will now have to achieve 55 miles per gallon fleet-wide — an increase from 40.4 miles per gallon.
In 2020, the Trump administration loosened restriction on automobile emissions which the Biden administration has focused on reversing.
“The final rule for light duty vehicles reflect core principles of this Administration: We followed the science, we listened to stakeholders, and we are setting robust and rigorous standards that will aggressively reduce the pollution that is harming people and our planet – and save families money at the same time,” said EPA Administrator Michael Regan.