WASHINGTON—For the second model year in a row, the U.S. auto industry surpassed U.S. greenhouse gas emissions standards in model year 2013 by a wide margin, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Overall industry compliance in MY 2013—the latest year for which data are available—was 1.4 miles per gallon better than the government required for that year, the EPA said in its second annual Manufacturers' Performance Report issued March 26.
“These findings are a terrific early success story for President Obama's historic effort to reduce the pollution that contributes to climate change,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in a news release accompanying the report's release.
The vast majority of auto makers, representing more than 99 percent of sales, met both the 2012 and 2013 GHG standards, the EPA said. The remaining manufacturers have several years to come into compliance, it said.
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