Mexico’s Environment Secretariat announced January 17 that it will revise a vehicle fuel economy standard for 2016 in response to industry complaints by adding provisions to increase compliance flexibility. The fuel economy target for light-duty vehicles would remain at 35 mpg, but manufacturers could begin earning early-compliance credits starting in 2014. The new regulation, which would save 603 million barrels of oil and prevent 225 MMT CO2 emissions, would also give manufacturers credits for using low-emitting refrigerants for air conditioning systems and reward the introduction of hybrid, electric, and plug-in vehicles.