Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
Light Truck Average Fuel Economy Standard, Model Year 2002
OGC-00-28: Published: Apr 7, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) major rule on average fuel economy standards, known as Corporation Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, for non-passenger automobiles manufactured in model year 2002. GAO noted that: (1) the rule requires NHTSA to prescribe the same light truck CAFE standard for model year 2002 that applies to model year 2001; (2) the rules would continue the 20.7 miles per gallon standard established in model year 2001; and (3) NHTSA complied with applicable requirements in promulgating the rule.