New cars sold in the US in 2021 got no better fuel mileage than the year before, the EPA said Monday. The agency’s annual Automotive Trends Report found model year 2021 vehicles got just 25.4 miles per gallon, reflecting weakened CAFE standards implemented by the previous administration. “Automakers won’t slash pollution and improve gas mileage unless strong standards make them do so,” Dan Becker, director of the Center for Biological Diversity’s Safe Climate Transport Campaign, said in a statement. Despite their highly-touted EV and hybrid options, carmakers are still selling far more pickup trucks and SUVs than all other vehicles combined. As recently as 2013, cars and station wagons accounted for half of new cars sold in the U.S. in 2021, they accounted for just 26%. New efficiency requirement will take effect in 2026. (AP, Detroit News, Washington Post $, Axios, CNBC, Bloomberg $, Reuters, Politico Pro $)