• U.S. Chamber Comments on NHTSA Fuel Standards for Passenger Vehicles Proposed Rule

October 26, 2021

Dear Ms. Schade: Thank you for the opportunity to provide comment on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposed rule, “Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards for Model Years 2024–2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks.” The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (“the Chamber”) submits the following recommendations for your consideration as the agency considers more ambitious standards.

  • Bolster U.S. supply chains for strategic minerals to ensure affordability and implementation feasibility
  • Pursue permitting reforms across the federal government to speed up investment in needed infrastructure
  • Advance government research and development to support and accelerate vehicle technology innovation
  • Promote durable, harmonized standards that prioritize regulatory certainty and technical achievability to accelerate progress on emissions reductions while providing stability for long-term business planning and investment