EPA nearly doubling Clean School Bus Rebates awards to $965M

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will nearly double the funding awarded for clean school buses this year following increased demand, with school districts from all 50 states applying for the 2022 Clean School Bus Rebates during this first round of funding. EPA expects to issue a slate of awards next month. EPA is also designing the next rounds of program funding to launch in the coming months, which will include a grant competition.

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Lucid Air EPA-rated at 520 miles of range

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Lucid Group announced that the Lucid Air Dream Edition Range has received an official EPA rating of 520 miles of range. It is the longest-range electric vehicle ever rated by the EPA, delivering at least 100+ miles of additional range over its closest competitor.

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EPA proposes new heavy-duty truck emissions rules

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing new, stronger standards to promote clean air and reduce pollution from heavy-duty vehicles and engines starting in model year (MY) 2027.

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EPA issues fuel waiver for four states impacted by bp Whiting Refinery shutdown

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As part of the Federal Government’s response to a fire and shutdown at the bp Whiting Refinery in Whiting, Indiana, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan issued an emergency fuel waiver to help alleviate fuel shortages in four states the supply of gasoline of which has been impacted by the refinery shutdown.

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Hyundai Motor puts XCIENT Fuel Cell electric trucks into commercial fleet operation in California with $3.5M from EPA

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million in 2021 Targeted Airshed Grant (TAG) funding from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deploy five XCIENT Fuel Cell electric trucks in California. Hyundai Motor has secured $3.5

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EPA to spend another $1 billion on electric buses

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The EPA’s “Clean Bus Program” will be spending $1 billion in the 2023 fiscal year to help schools buy electric buses and other cleaner alternatives. The EPA is one of numerous agencies working on upgrading American public vehicle fleets.

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EPA proposes higher RFS biofuel volumes for 2022

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a package of actions setting biofuel volumes for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for years 2020, 2021, and 2022, and introducing regulatory changes intended to enhance the program’s objectives. For 2022, EPA is proposing the highest total volumes yet; the proposed volumes for 2022 are more than 3.5 This decision, issued in 2020, narrowed the situations in which EPA can grant SREs.

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EPA issues RFI on end-of-life management of batteries

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing best practices with respect to the collection of batteries to be recycled, as well as establishing a program to promote battery recycling through the development of voluntary labeling guidelines for batteries and communication materials for battery producers and consumers as directed by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021. EPA will also hold feedback sessions with an opportunity to provide live, verbal feedback.

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EPA proposes first US greenhouse gas emissions standards for aircraft

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for airplanes used in commercial aviation and large business jets. After EPA promulgates the final rule with the standards, FAA will complete a subsequent rulemaking to enforce these standards.

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EPA confirms 249-mile range for Volkswagen ID.4 AWD Pro electric SUV

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AWD Pro has an EPA-estimated 249 miles of range on a full charge and the AWD Pro S has an EPA-estimated 240 miles of range on a full charge. The EPA-estimated fuel economy for ID.4 Volkswagen of America announced another round of fuel economy figures for the 2021 ID.4

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EPA finalizes greenhouse gas standards for LDVs MY 2023-2026

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the federal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for passenger cars and light trucks for Model Years (MY) 2023 through 2026. Source: EPA.

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EPA announces final RFS volumes for 2021 and 2022

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took action on Friday pursuant to a consent decree agreement that requires EPA to finalize RFS volumes for 2021 and 2022 no later than 3 June 2022 (Friday). In the final volumes, EPA adjusted the final biofuel volumes for 2021 to reflect updated data on actual 2021 ethanol use that has become available since the proposal was issued. Separately, EPA is announcing a suite of small refinery exemption (SRE) actions.

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EPA launches first $500M funding opportunity for $5B Clean School Bus Program

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EPA’s new Clean School Bus Program will provide $5 billion over the next five years (FY 2022-2026) to replace existing school buses with zero-emission and low-emission models. EPA is now offering $500 million through the 2022 Clean School Bus Rebates for zero-emission and low-emission school bus rebates as the first funding opportunity of the program.

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Ford Maverick EPA-estimated 42 mpg city, 37 mpg combined

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The all-new 2022 Ford Maverick Hybrid pickup—the first standard hybrid pickup in the US—is now officially the most fuel-efficient hybrid pickup with an EPA-estimated rating of 42 mpg city.

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KIA announces 310-mile EPA-certified range for new EV6 with 77.4 kWh pack and RWD

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified a maximum all-electric range (AER) of 310 miles for the 2022 Kia EV6 when equipped with a 77.4 EV6 models fitted with all-wheel drive are EPA-certified at 274 miles AER, and the 58.0-kWh EV6 EX is rated at 232 miles AER.

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EPA issues emergency fuel waiver for E15 sales

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing an emergency fuel waiver to allow E15 gasoline to be sold during the summer driving season. EPA regulates the vapor pressure of gasoline sold at retail stations during the summer ozone season (1 June to 15 September) to reduce evaporative emissions from gasoline that contribute to ground-level ozone. EPA provides a 1.0

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GM and EDF announce recommended principles on EPA emissions standards for Model Year 2027 and beyond

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The recommendations were jointly developed by GM and EDF to support the next tier of EPA clean car standards. GM and EDF encourage EPA to establish standards aimed at ensuring that at least 50% of new vehicles sold by 2030 are zero emitting, while achieving at least a 60% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in model year 2030, and significantly reducing nitrogen oxides and particulates, consistent with eliminating tailpipe pollution from new passenger vehicles by 2035.

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Taseko Mines: EPA issues draft permit for Florence Copper Project in Arizona

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Canada-based Taseko Mines Limited said that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has publicly issued a draft Underground Injection Control (UIC) permit for Taseko’s Florence Copper Project in Arizona.

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EPA panel says air pollution not harmful

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It isn't just global warming emissions that the EPA plans to deregulate. EPA air pollution Andrew WheelerAt a meeting last Thursday, a key air quality standards board at the agency cast doubt on longstanding findings that particulate matter—the microscopic particles spewing from diesel tailpipes—can cause health problems leading to premature deaths. In the absence of.

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EPA to evaluate whether lead emissions from piston-engine aircraft endanger human health and welfare

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will evaluate whether emissions from piston-engine aircraft operating on leaded fuel contribute to air pollution that endangers public health and welfare. EPA has been investigating the air quality impact of lead emissions from piston-engine aircraft near airports for years, and now we’re going to apply that information to determine whether this pollution endangers human health and welfare. —EPA Administrator Michael S.

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Report: California clean cars crusader Mary Nichols on shortlist to be next EPA chief

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Mary Nichols, currently head of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), was one of the names recommended to the Biden campaign for the EPA administrator post during the last stages of the. emissions EPA

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EPA restores California’s authority to enforce greenhouse gas emission standards for cars and light trucks

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reinstated California’s authority under the Clean Air Act to implement its own greenhouse gas (GHG) emission standards and zero emission vehicle (ZEV) sales mandate. With the action, EPA is also withdrawing the SAFE-1 interpretation of the Clean Air Act that would prohibit other states from adopting the California GHG emission standards.

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EPA reportedly plans to eliminate science office

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Science looks to no longer be a high priority at the EPA. The New York Times reported Thursday that the EPA plans to eliminate the powerful Office of the Science Advisor, merging it with another office under the Deputy Administrator for Science. The move represents a significant demotion of the science advisory role. Previously the Office of the.

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EPA to reconsider particulate matter NAAQS

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will reconsider the previous administration’s decision to retain the particulate matter (PM) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) ( earlier post ), which were last strengthened in 2012. EPA sets both an annual and a 24-hour standard for fine particles (PM 2.5 ). EPA expects to issue a proposed rulemaking in Summer 2022 and a final rule in Spring 2023.

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Faraday Future confirms 381-mile EPA range for FF 91, arrival still uncertain

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Faraday Future has confirmed an official EPA range of 381 miles for at least one version of its FF 91 electric SUV, although production timing is still uncertain.

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Achates opposed-piston 3-cylinder 10.6L diesel emissions meet 2027 EPA, CA requirements

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opposed-piston heavy-duty diesel engine has achieved performance results that comply with pending 2027 requirements of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California to reduce sharply emissions of nitrogen oxides (NO x ). Achates Power’s innovative 3-cylinder, 10.6L

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EPA seeks input on Phase 3 GHG standard rulemaking for heavy-duty engines and vehicles

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting small businesses to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel. EPA first adopted GHG requirements for heavy-duty vehicles in 2011. In 2016, EPA adopted a Phase 2 rule that set more stringent CO 2 standards as well as limits for hydrofluorocarbon, methane, and nitrous oxide—three additional greenhouse gases.

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Volkswagen boosts range of 2022 ID.4 electric SUV to EPA-estimated 280 miles

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electric SUV offers an EPA-estimated range of 280 miles—an increase of 20 miles from the 2021 model. The EPA-estimated fuel economy for ID.4 The EPA-estimated fuel economy for AWD ID.4 Volkswagen of America announced that the 2022 ID.4

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EPA finds median range of EVs dropped in 2021

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The median range of new EV models sold in the United States decreased for the 2021 model year, according to the EPA. For the 2021 model year, the median range for EVs was 234 miles, compared to 259 miles for the 2020 model year, the EPA said in a short blog post.

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EPA dissolves boards of pollution scientists

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The EPA has dismissed two panels of outside scientists that advised the agency on particulate matter and ground-level ozone, which have been linked to smog and respiratory problems. Under acting administrator Andrew Wheeler, a former coal-industry lobbyist, analyzing those pollutants will be left to the EPA's internal Clean Air Scientific Advisory. emissions EPA air pollution

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EPA cracks down on companies selling aftermarket diesel "defeat devices," with fines in the millions

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The EPA recently announced the levying of millions of dollars in fines against one company, and potential fines for another, for selling equipment designed to.

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2022 is the year of the 300-mile EV, EPA data highlights

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The 300-mile EV is finally becoming a mainstream commodity, with no fewer than 14 vehicles achieving that benchmark for the 2022 model year, according to the EPA.

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EPA OIG to evaluate EPA’s actions on final light-duty fuel efficiency rule

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The Office of Inspector General of the US Environmental Protection Agency plans to begin an evaluation of the EPA’s actions on the final Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule Part 2. The OIG issued a memorandum on 16 December 2019, notifying the EPA of the OIG audit regarding the Agency’s Action Development Process, which included the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Rule Part 2.

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EPA doubles electric school bus funding to almost $1B after overwhelming initial demand

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Thursday that the agency will almost double its funding for electric school buses to close to $1 billion after school districts from all 50 states applied for rebates.

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EPA adds 1-bromopropane to list of hazardous air pollutants; first addition since 1990

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted petitions to add 1-bromopropane (1-BP) to the list of hazardous air pollutants regulated under the Clean Air Act (CAA). This is the first time since 1990 that EPA has granted a petition to add a hazardous air pollutant to the CAA. Petitioners requesting EPA to list 1-BP, also known as n-propyl bromide (nPB), have demonstrated its adverse health and environmental impacts.

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2023 Mercedes EQS SUV starts at $105,550, EPA range up to 305 miles for US-made EV

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With the announcement, Mercedes gave a first indication of the model line’s expected EPA range—estimated at 285 to 305 miles. Mercedes-Benz on Thursday confirmed pricing and trim levels for its upcoming fully electric flagship EQS SUV in the U.S.

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White House, EPA ask USPS to reconsider sidelining EVs for next-generation mail truck contract

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The White House and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday urged the United States Postal Service (USPS) to reconsider its plan to purchase primarily gasoline vehicles for its next-generation mail truck fleet.

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Automakers rebuff EPA mpg rollbacks, cut side deal with California

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have banded together with California—to set an example for the EPA and its long-stalled emissions and fuel economy revamp. emissions EPA Fuel EconomySome of the largest automakers in the U.S. The agreement between Ford, Honda, Volkswagen, and BMW's U.S. division would raise fuel-economy standards by about 3.7 percent a year through 2026 to a final target of about 50.

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VW ID.Buzz review, EPA diesel-truck crackdown, Lightyear funding: Today’s Car News

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The EPA cracks down on diesel “tunes” for trucks with millions in fines. Lightyear gets more investment for its higher-volume solar EV. And we drive the ID.Buzz electric Microbus, but for Americans it remains a couple years off. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Automakers back EPA rules, amid opposition from 16 states and ethanol interests

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Major automakers are siding with the EPA in a court battle over tougher emissions standards, Reuters reported Wednesday.

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EPA rolls back emissions standards on coal plants

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On Thursday, EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a new rule that will allow coal-fired power plants to emit more than 35 percent more global warming pollution than the current law allows. EPA global warmingThe proposal came on the eve of a climate summit in Poland that started over the weekend where world leaders were set to codify the next steps in.

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2022 Rivian R1T and R1S: Both electric trucks top 300 miles of EPA range

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EPA on Friday posted official efficiency and range ratings for the Rivian R1T electric pickup and R1S electric SUV, and they both handily top 300 miles. The Rivian R1T has been rated at 314 miles of range by the EPA, and the R1S earns a 316-mile rating. The U.S.

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Faraday Future FF 91 EPA-Certified For 381 Miles Of Range

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The FF 91 may not have a firm production start date, but it has an EPA range rating

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