1 in 4 vehicles already meet 2016 emission standards

by Karl Henkel
The Detroit News
December 6, 2012

Ann Arbor — About one-quarter of all new vehicles sold today would meet federal emissions standards for 2016, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official said Wednesday.

Nearly 90 models sold today either meet 2016 emissions targets or can meet them with the addition of expected air conditioning improvements and with no powertrain improvements, Jeff Alson, senior policy advisor at the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality….

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