General Motors to Pay $145.8M for Excess Emissions in Vehicles

July 5, 2024
An EPA investigation found that certain GM vehicles were emitting over 10% higher carbon dioxide on average than what was claimed in previous compliance reports.

General Motors will be paying a $145.8 million penalty after excess emissions were found in approximately 5.9 million of their vehicles in a U.S. government investigation, reports Reuters.

A multi-year investigation conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency found that certain 2012-2018 model year vehicles were emitting over 10% higher carbon dioxide on average than what GM initially claimed in previous compliance reports.

GM has agreed to giving up roughly 50 million metric tons in carbon allowances in addition to the $145.8 million penalty for fuel economy compliance issues. More than 30.6 million fuel economy credits will also be voided for 2008-2010 model year GM vehicles.

GM vehicles that were found to produce excess emissions included 4.6 million 2012-2018 full size pickups and SUVs, and around 1.3 million 2012-2018 midsize SUVs. According to EPA, there was no use of any defeat devices in any of these vehicles, and a recall is not being sought out.

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