Tag: EPA

The EPA Restores California’s Ability To Set Its Own Vehicle Emissions Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has rescinded a Trump administration rule that revoked California’s ability to set its own vehicle emissions standards and has now restored the state’s ability to do so. The agency, in its ruling, stated that the decision that led to the 2019 Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Rule Part One: One National […]

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USPS Rebuffs EPA Protests, Will Move Forward With New Mail Truck That Gets 8.6 MPG

Thanks, but no thanks. That’s the message the United States Postal Service is sending the Environmental Protection Agency and the White House Council on Environmental Quality as they’ve concluded “there is no legal or other basis to delay” the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV). According to the Postal Service, it has completed the required Environmental […]

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The Biden Administration Will Once Again Let California Set Its Own Emissions Standards

The Biden administration is preparing to restore California’s ability to set its own carbon emissions standards on cars, an authority that had been stripped away under former President Donald Trump. The Washington Post notes that federal officials in the Biden administration will restore a waiver provided to regulators in California that gives them the ability […]

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EPA Protesting New Postal Trucks Over Their Use Of Internal Combustion Engines

Last year, the United States Postal Service announced Oshkosh Defense had been selected to build the Next Generation Delivery Vehicle (NGDV). However, the Biden Administration isn’t happy with their plan to use a mix of internal combustion engines and battery electric powertrains. According to the Washington Post, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the White […]

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2022 Toyota Tundra’s 437 HP Hybrid Powertrain Is A $3,400 Option, Capstone Starts At $73k

Toyota has revealed the Tundra’s i-Force Max powertrain will be a $3,400 option on the Limited, Platinum, and 1794 Edition trims. While the hybrid powertrain isn’t cheap, it’s a powerhouse that consists of a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6, a 1.87 kWh nickel-metal hydride battery, and an electric motor that is effectively sandwiched between the engine and […]

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