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Automakers Surpassing GHG Standards

For the second consecutive year, the automotive industry outperformed the national greenhouse gas emissions standards. Overall industry compliance in model year 2013 was 12 grams of GHG/mile below what the 2013 standard requires. The EPA yesterday released the second annual Manufacturers’ Performance Report, which details how individual firms are complying … Read more »

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Car Emissions Below GHG Cap, EPA Says

The automobile industry is “off to a good start” in meeting greenhouse gas emissions standards for cars and light trucks based on data in the 2012 model year, the first year of the 14-year program, the EPA says. The final 2012 standard was 296 grams of GHG/mile. Automakers’ overall GHG … Read more »

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BMW Slams EU Emissions Targets

BMW chairman Norbert Reithofer says the European Union’s strict vehicle emissions standards are “impossible to meet,” Drive.com reports. The EU plan would cut CO2 emission outputs to 95g/km by 2020, followed by a further 25 percent reduction by 2025. These targets can’t be met without huge investments — requiring government … Read more »

Tailpipe Pollution Standards Cut Sulfur Levels More than 60%

The EPA today proposed stricter rules on gasoline and vehicle emissions that it says will greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and light trucks. The long-awaited Tier 3 pollution standards will require refiners to reduce gasoline sulfur levels by more than 60 percent — down to 10 parts per … Read more »

69% of Voters Support Tier 3 Pollution Standards

69% of Voters Support Tier 3 Pollution Standards

A majority of voters — 69 percent — supports the EPA setting stricter standards on gasoline and tighter emissions standards for cars, SUVs and trucks, according to the American Lung Association’s latest survey. The telephone survey of 800 registered voters found a 2-to-1 majority (62 to 32 percent) support the … Read more »

Obama Administration Delays Gas Mileage Rule

The new US gas mileage standards for cars, which were supposed to be released Aug. 15, have been delayed. A spokesperson for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) told Bloomberg that the regulation is still being reviewed and should be completed “soon.” The final rule will require car makers … Read more »