Mandated Auto Company Fines For Missing Fuel Economy Standards Postponed 4 Years

In an “interesting” move, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has postponed a congressionally mandated increase in fines for auto manufacturers not in compliance with fuel economy standards until the 2019 model year. Previous to this decision, the fine increase was slated to go into effect for the 2015 model year (retroactively) and every year following.