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Automakers are backing California in challenge to set emissions standards

The federal court case — Ohio v. EPA — is pending in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington. 17 US states petitioned the court to revoke California’s Clean Air Act waiver, which allows the California to set emissions standards higher than federal standards.

The 17 petitioners opposing California and the Environmental Protection Agency are the US states of Ohio, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.

Meanwhile, today New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that the state will initiate the process to adopt California’s Advanced Clean Cars II.

The automakers — BMW, Ford, Honda, Lucid, Rivian, Tesla, Volkswagen, Volvo — essentially argue that California’s emissions standards are in line with market forces, noting in the brief that demand for EVs has drastically increased.


Read Stephen Edelstein’s article in Green Car Reports to learn more.

The US EPA’s mileage range for the Hyundai Ioniq 6 have been announced, and it’s impressive!

Hyundai Ioniq 6

Hyundai Ioniq 6

The Hyundai Ioniq 6, when configured as a rear wheel drive, and single motor, will have a range of 581 km (361 mi) when equipped with 18-inch wheels.

The twin motor, AWD version with 20-inch wheels, has a range of 435 km (270 miles).

The US EPA states the Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD is rated at 131 MPGe, while and the Hyundai Ioniq 6 is rated at 140 MPGe in the SE RWD Long Range configuration.

The slick Ioniq 6 moves through the air with a low drag coefficient of just 0.22 in its U.S. specs. The Korean market is even slipperier with a drag coefficient of 0.21.

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