Steeper fleet fuel economy standards finalized, will bring more hybrids and EVs sooner

2022 Ford Maverick Lariat HybridOn Friday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration finalized tougher fuel economy standards for vehicle fleets that will mean an adjusted, industry-wide average of about 49 mpg across new passenger vehicles and light trucks in 2026. The standards, which are a step steeper than the administration’s original proposal, boost fleet…