Softened environmental requirements for new cars will save on automakers billions of dollars and prevent the crisis in the US auto industry.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which in the United States certifies new cars, recently published corrected norms of economy and toxicity for the next six years. These norms suggest a reduction in CO2 emissions with new cars from 2021 to 2026 by 1.5% annually, and not by 5%, as required by the standards adopted during the Board of President Barack Obama. I will explain what it means.

The average corporate fuel efficiency of the produced cars (designated by the abbreviation CAFE, is calculated as the average harmonic in the park) for the same periods should be 40.4 miles on one gallon (MPG), and not 46.7 mpg by 2025, as required by the rules of the President’s time Obama. Translated to our usual units, this means 5.82 l / 100 km instead of 5.04 l / 100 km, respectively.

Softened CAFE requirements and CO2 emissions will allow a large American triple (GM, Ford. FCA) and further in giant quantities to sell full-size pickups with powerful gasoline engines.

EPA explains the adjustment to the fact that these requirements meet national interests. In particular, they will allow to reduce retail prices for cars about $ 1,000, reduce the cost of ownership by a car for about $ 1400. Thanks to these standards, US citizens will be able to afford more often to buy new cars. In addition, the fleet will be updated more often, it will become cleaner and safer. Recall that now the average age of the car in the United States is 12 years old.

Other positive aspects from new standards are also calculated. In particular, more modern and safe cars on the roads will allow 2029 to reduce the number of fatal accidents at 3,300 cases, and the number of heavy injuries by 46 thousand, the number of light injuries — by 397 thousand, and the total number of damaged cars in the accident — on 1 , 8 million

In addition, the weakening of the norms will allow manufacturers to save on environmental adaptation of cars more than 100 billion dollars and redirect savings to improve and improving security systems, saving jobs and social spending, as well as sell for 2.7 million cars more.

New requirements have become the result of three-year debates. During this period, coordination and internal and interdepartmental discussions were carried out, on whose severity, even judicial claims, and as a result, new standards and demands were crystallized. It is noteworthy that these new rules have federal status. That is, they are mandatory for execution in all states. The state of California is the most advanced environmental norms in which environmental norms are much more rigid than in other states. True, the environmental activists of this state said they would fight for the right of California to their own standards.

But the most interesting, new standards of BYUT on those automakers who actively started work and made a bet on electromotive. However, such automakers

As BMW, Ford, Honda, Volkswagen and Volvo decided to adhere to the voluntary obligation to adhere to California norms that suggest a decrease in CO2 emissions by 3.7% annually from 2022 to 2026.

President Trump in his Twitter called the leaders of these companies by «politically correct fools.»

Part of the American media after the EPA publication of the new requirements hit the Trump with the most severe criticism. Trump decided to spoil the Americans, Fabul such notes. However, if we look at the situation objectively, then for such elections of the American Auto Industry is now the very place. Gasoline is cheaper, the sale of the car began to fall and mitigate environmental requirements can be filed as a measure of support for the economy in general and auto industry.

These new standards appeared on time, if the honor that 2020 is election, and Donald Trump came to power due to ordinary American workers and housewives, far from the ideas of climatic activists. Their credo — urgently and at all costs to save the planet from CO2 emissions, greenhouse effect and global warming. Trump promised his voters to save the American auto industry from meaningless, in his opinion, the environmental burden imposed by the Barack Obama administration in 2012. Trump achieved his own.