U.S. auto dealers look to Trump to ease vehicle emissions rules


By Nick Carey
| NEW ORLEANS

NEW ORLEANS Jan 29 U.S. auto dealers gathered
for their annual convention in New Orleans said they want
President Donald Trump to ease federal regulation of vehicle
emissions and consumer lending, reversing action taken by his
predecessor.

Former President Barack Obama enacted rules requiring
automakers to roughly double the average fuel efficiency of
their U.S. car and truck fleets to 54.5 miles per gallon by
2025. U.S. consumers, however, are buying more SUVs and trucks
amid low gasoline prices and shunning smaller, more
fuel-efficient cars.

Mark Scarpelli, the National Automobile Dealers
Association’s new chairman and owner of General Motors Co
dealerships in northern Illinois, said the technology needed to
improve fuel efficiency can add $1,500 to $3,000 to a vehicle’s
price.

“You inflate the price of the vehicle and a car…



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