UCLA’s Sean Hecht quoted in a Washington Post article about Toyota’s decision to support Trump administration on fuel efficiency standards

November 6, 2019

Sean Hecht, co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at UCLA Law, was quoted in a Washington Post story about the backlash Toyota received in response to its decision to support the Trump administration’s efforts to strip California of its ability to set fuel-efficiency standards stricter than the federal government.

A man walks past a Toyota logo at the Tokyo Motor Show in Tokyo. (Reuters/Edgar Su/File Photo)

This decision has upset many long-time consumers originally drawn to the company for its environmentally conscious reputation. However, consumers looking to buy a more fuel-efficient vehicle have more options now than ever before. “The competition has made some pretty big strides, especially compared to a decade ago when Toyota made a huge leap forward with hybrid technology in the form of the Prius,” Hecht said. 

Read more in the Washington Post.