Hyundai and Kia fined record $100 million for clean air violations

The US government has fined South Korean automaker Hyundai and its subsidiary Kia a record $ 100 million total for misrepresenting the greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy on 1.2 million cars the companies sold to American customers. The $ 100 million fine is the largest ever administered under the Clean Air Act, the landmark 1970 law that requires the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to regulate air pollution nationwide.

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