WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Chet Thompson, President & CEO of The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), released the following statement on the joint proposal by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revise 2021 – 2026 fuel economy standards:

“The return to national, unified emissions targets set at reasonable levels would be a positive step toward ensuring that the vehicle fleet contains affordable options with features that meet the needs of American drivers.

“Today, vehicles with internal combustion engines are cleaner and more efficient than ever, and fuel, petrochemical and automobile manufacturers are innovating continuously to help Americans get more out of their cars.

“We applaud the administration, EPA and NHTSA for offering this practical proposal and look forward to a final rule that reflects market realities, industry progress and consumer preferences.”