Why stricter fuel-economy standards could have unintended consequences
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The Detroit News

Federal regulators directed by President Joe Biden to re-evaluate national fuel economy rules and encourage the transition to electric vehicles are expected to raise the standards — though it’s unclear just how high. Gas- and diesel-powered vehicles, however, still earn automakers their profits. Many companies say they don’t intend to invest more in such engines, instead using the excess cash to invest in electrified vehicles favored by governments seeking carbon neutrality. But more stringent regulations, especially for pickup trucks and SUVs, potentially could do the opposite of what policym…

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