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The world's embracing SUVs: Bad news for climate

Rise of SUVs and crossovers already slowing progress in reining in emissions from the world's cars and trucks

Among the SUVs, at present, Tesla's Model X is the only major fully electric SUV on the market. The company has sold about 40,000 since they went on sale in 2015.

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IT'S the car of the future. It's taking off in markets all over in the world.

The electric vehicle? Hardly. It's the SUV, the rugged, off-road gas-guzzler that America invented and the world increasingly loves to drive.

Spurred by rising incomes and lower gas prices...