Corporate Average Fuel Economy


The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient 'SAFE' Vehicles Rule

Aug. 2, 2018: U.S. DOT and EPA propose SAFE Vehicles Rule

The Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule would amend existing Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and tailpipe carbon dioxide emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks and establish new standards covering model years 2021 through 2026. The proposal would retain the model year 2020 standards for both programs through model year 2026. If adopted, the proposed rule’s preferred alternative would save more than $500 billion in societal costs and reduce highway fatalities by 12,700 lives (over the lifetimes of vehicles through MY 2029).

NHTSA and EPA are seeking comment on this proposal, the analysis on which it is based, and a wide variety of alternative options for 60 days following official publication in the Federal Register. The agencies will hold three public hearings in Washington, D.C.; in the Detroit area; and in the Los Angeles area; for members of the public who wish to comment in person. The agencies will announce dates and locations of the hearings in a supplemental Federal Register notice.