New Jersey LCV Supports Proposal for New Fuel Efficient Standards for Vehicles MY2027 and Beyond
TRENTON – The following is a statement from Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV, regarding today’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) public hearing to receive comments on their proposal for Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards for vehicles sold in Model Year 2027 and beyond. The new standards are designed to improve fuel economy for new vehicles sold in the United States.
“New Jerseyans want fuel efficient cars cleaning up our air and saving families money at the pump, particularly in light of volatile gas prices. We are pleased that NHTSA has proposed updated fuel economy standards and look forward to swift finalization of the strongest rule possible,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV. “The new standards will also benefit populations that experience disproportionate harm from vehicle pollution, particularly low-income and communities of color, with tailpipe emissions causing asthma and other respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses.”
New Jersey League of Conservation Voters is a non-partisan organization whose mission is to elect environmental champions, hold public officials accountable, and support laws which
protect our environment and improve the quality of people’s lives.