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EPA reveals first US national recycling strategy with focus on climate change

EPA reveals first US national recycling strategy with focus on climate change

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the first US national recycling strategy, including core objectives and additional areas of focus. In addition to marking the first time the EPA has rolled out a national recycling strategy, this new effort is also the agency's first recycling plan to factor in the climate impact presented by "materials management."

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Ford Maverick hybrid surprises with even better economy for $20k pickup

Ford Maverick hybrid surprises with even better economy for $20k pickup

The 2022 Ford Maverick hybrid is set to be even more frugal than the automaker first promised, with the pickup on track to best the already-impressive 40 mpg rating initially announced. While the US EPA is yet to finally certify the Maverick hybrid, Ford said today that its EPA-estimated rating will be 42 mpg in the city.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS US range revealed & it’s another EPA EV upset

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS US range revealed & it’s another EPA EV upset

Mercedes-Benz has confirmed official EPA range numbers for the new 2022 EQS, and it's a surprise - and not exactly a welcome one - for the all-electric version of the S-Class. European WLTP test cycle results had suggested as much as 478 miles for the luxury EV, but the EPA's numbers have come in well below even what unofficial estimates predicted.

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Lucid Motors Air takes EPA electric car range crown from Tesla

Lucid Motors Air takes EPA electric car range crown from Tesla

Lucid Motors has finalized its EPA range rating, and it looks like Tesla does indeed have some serious EV competition when it comes to driving distance on a full charge. The 2022 Lucid Air Dream Edition Range is capable of going 520 miles on a fully charge, according to the official EPA numbers, making it the longest-range electric vehicle the the US government agency has ever rated.

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EPA bans food pesticide after decades of controversy and health risks

EPA bans food pesticide after decades of controversy and health risks

After decades of controversy, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally banned the use of an old pesticide that is neurotoxic and particularly risky for children. The EPA called the ban, which prevents the organophosphate insecticide from being used on food crops, "an overdue step to protect public health."

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2021 VW ID.4 Pro EPA range numbers are out with a surprise

2021 VW ID.4 Pro EPA range numbers are out with a surprise

The next version of Volkswagen's 2021 ID.4 all-electric crossover has had its official EPA range figures confirmed, and it's actually better news for miles-per-charge if you missed out on the ID.4 1st Edition. Reservations of the very first examples of the MEB-based electric car began back in September 2020, with all the EVs earmarked for the US promptly snapped up in about eight hours.

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The EPA rates these EVs highly – Independent range tests disagree

The EPA rates these EVs highly – Independent range tests disagree

Electric car range and the real-world applicability of what the US EPA says EVs should do on a full charge are once again under the microscope, with new tests adding uncertainty to just what numbers manufacturers claim. It's fair to say that range remains the primary metric by which most electric vehicles are judged right now, for better or worse.

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