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Vowing to end the "assault on the American auto industry," President Donald Trump promised to reopen a federal review of fuel economy standards that was concluded in the waning days of the Obama administration at an event outside of Detroit.

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Automakers Ask Trump to Reopen Fuel Economy Review

The chief executives of 18 automakers have asked President Donald Trump to revisit fuel economy regulations through 2025 that were finalized in the waning days of the Obama administration, reports Bloomberg.

Feds, 35 States Bolster EV Charging

The Obama administration will establish 48 national electric-vehicle charging networks on about 25,000 miles of highways in 35 states to increase adoption of electric vehicle usage, according to the White House.

13 Corporations Agree to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Thirteen large corporations have signed the White House's American Business Act on Climate Pledge, with companies such as UPS, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo using "greener" fleets to help meet carbon footprint goals.

Obama Lowers Ethanol Blending Levels

President Obama's U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reduced the federal required levels of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline, which dealt a blow to a biofuel that's falling out of favor in an era of cheap gasoline.

Obama Scales Back EV Goal for Fed Fleet

Only 7% of the vehicles purchased by the federal government during Obama's presidency were hybrid or battery electric powered, despite President Obama's call for 1 million such vehicles on the road by 2015.

Feds Ramping Up Purchase of Zero-Emission Vehicles

The federal government plans to increase its purchasing of zero-emission vehicles, following an executive order signed by President Obama requiring 50 percent of the federal fleet to be battery-electric or hydrogen vehicles by 2025.

Obama Approves Incentives for Alt Fuels, Bi-Fuel NGVs

President Obama signed into law two pieces of legislation extending alternative fuels tax credits and removing the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) program credit cap for bi-fuel natural gas vehicles (NGVs).

U.S., China Announce Emissions Pact

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping have set a goal to lower carbon-dioxide emissions in the U.S. and China by 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025.