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US: EPA says fuel economy standard surpassed again


The Environmental Protection Agency announced that automakers active on the US auto market managed, for the second year in a row, to pass the governmental threshold for raising gas mileage and reducing tailpipe emissions. According to a recent EPA report, the new cars and light trucks sold in the US are today on average at a record fuel efficiency, with 24.1 ...
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US: low gas price leads to stagnating new vehicle fuel ratings
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