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CR letter to U.S. House subcommittee on EPA’s emission standards for new vehicles

Consumer Reports submitted a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment, Manufacturing, and Critical Materials in advance of its hearing on June 22, 2023 entitled “Driving Affordability: Preserving People’s Freedom to Buy Affordable Vehicles and Fuel.” CR urged Congress to support the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority under the Clean Air Act to finalize, implement, and enforce its proposed greenhouse gas emissions rule for Light- and Medium-Duty Vehicles for model years 2027 and later.

In the letter, CR stated that the EPA proposed rule is important as it will help save consumers money, reduce emissions, and give consumers more options in the marketplace. Further, CR presented results from its independent survey that show that consumer demand for electric vehicles is increasing.