Today, the Obama Administration announced its proposed national fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards for Model Years 2017-2025 cars and light-duty trucks. Honda, and other automakers supporting the national standard, joined President Obama in Washington, D.C. to unveil the new proposal. The following is a statement by John Mendel, American Honda Executive Vice President of Sales, who attended the White House's announcement:
"Honda has long been a leader in, and advocate for, reducing petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. Honda embraces this new challenge and we welcome the competition we will have with other automakers that will result from these new standards, because it will benefit both our customers and the health of the planet.
Honda is proud to have actively participated in the Administration's efforts to extend the single national standards to the 2017-2025 period. In this regard, we also appreciate the State of California's decision to harmonize its regulations with the federal initiatives."