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September and November 2015 – EPA issued notices of violations of the Clean Air Act to Volkswagen (including Audi and Porsche). The notices allege that the automaker installed vehicle software that circumvents EPA emissions standards for some air pollutants. While the investigation is ongoing, the smog ratings and SmartWay certification for models in question will remain unchanged. Updates may be made in the future. So, please check back.

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Cars and trucks awarded EPA's SmartWay certification emit less greenhouse gas (GHG) and smog-forming tailpipe emissions than other vehicles.

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What is a SmartWay Vehicle?

EPA's SmartWay program certifies the top 20% lowest-emitting cars and trucks for each model year. This provides car buyers with an easy way to identify the cleanest, most efficient vehicles. The very best of these vehicles earn the SmartWay Elite certification.

How does a vehicle get SmartWay certified?

EPA rates vehicles for GHG and smog-forming emissions on scales of 1 (worst) to 10 (best). To earn a SmartWay designation, a vehicle must receive a combined score (GHG rating + smog rating) that is significantly better than that of the average vehicle. SmartWay Elite is given to those vehicles that attain the highest scores on both scales. EPA updates the GHG and smog rating thresholds for each model year.

Visit EPA's SmartWay page for more information, including certification criteria for each model year.

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