Fuel Economy Standards Coming for Big Pickups

The free ride for Detroit’s big pickups will come to an end in 2014, when U.S. corporate average fuel economy rules embrace the long-exempt Class 2 trucks.

The free ride for Detroit’s big pickups will come to an end in 2014, when U.S. corporate average fuel economy rules embrace the long-exempt Class 2 trucks. Later this month, NHTSA and EPA will suggest a rulemaking approach for vehicles between 8,500 lbs. and 10,000 lbs. GVW, ending a CAFÉ exemption that dates back to 1975.

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