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Carmakers asked to extend CAFE comment period; EPA said no

Carmakers asked to extend CAFE comment period; EPA said no

It's probably the battle that will do most to determine the carbon emission from new U.S. vehicles over the next decade. Automakers want to modify, delay, or extend the current corporate average fuel economy standards for 2022 through 2025 vehicles; regulators don't. The mid-July release of the... read more

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2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

Can VW, agencies meet April 21 diesel-fix deadline? EPA head not sure

Nine days remain until the deadline imposed by a judge for Volkswagen and two regulatory agencies to agree on the outline of a plan to modify vehicles affected by the... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW Diesel Cheating An 'Open Secret' In Engine Group: Report

A German newspaper has reported that the use of "defeat device" software to cheat on U.S. emissions laws was widespread knowledge within the diesel-engine group at Volkswagen... read more January 23, 2016 by


 
California Citrus State Historic Park

Leak At Natural-Gas Field Now One-Quarter Of All CA Methane Emissions (UPDATED)

For half a century, California has been at the forefront of reducing emissions and cleaning up air pollution. And the state has made breathtaking progress since the days of... read more January 13, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Environmental Justice Groups: Not So Fast, Musk--VW Diesels Must Be Fixed!

U.S. regulatory agencies still haven't approved a plan to modify the 482,000 Volkswagen 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars equipped with "defeat device" software used to circumvent... read more December 29, 2015 by


 
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk at Tesla Store opening in Westfield Mall, London, Oct 2013

Ignore VW Diesels, Make Company Sell Electric Cars: Tesla CEO Musk, 44 Others

It will cost a huge sum, likely billions of dollars, to make Volkswagen fix all of the 482,000 TDI diesel vehicles it has admitted use "defeat device" software to ignore... read more December 18, 2015 by


 
Volkswagen logo

Volkswagen Proposes 2.0-Liter Diesel Fixes As Crisis Continues

Being a Volkswagen executive these days may be one of the more thankless jobs in the auto industry. Among groups including car buyers, business travelers, and environmental... read more November 25, 2015 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Passat

2016 VW Diesel Lineup Withdrawn: Jetta, Passat, Golf, Beetle TDI Models May Be Modified

Michael Horn, CEO of Volkswagen's U.S. arm, will testify today before Congress on the VW diesel-emission cheating scandal, including what he knew and when he knew it. His... read more October 8, 2015 by


 
2015 BMW i3 REx  -  Driven, Portland OR, April 2015

BMW i3 REx Electric Car: 'Coding' Unlocks Features Owners Want (And May Void Warranty)

The BMW i3 REx model is an unusual beast, the sole example to date of a car built specifically to comply with California regulations that define it as a zero-emission... read more August 28, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell car, Newport Beach, CA, Nov 2014

CA Renewable Hydrogen Rule: Forcing The Carbon Numbers To Work

California's plan to reduce carbon emissions from transportation anticipates a mix of battery-electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Recharging batteries from the electric... read more August 7, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S 85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Tesla Success Shows 'Weakness' Of CA Zero-Emission Rules, Company Says

California's zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) rules will become more stringent soon, extending to more carmakers and requiring more battery-electric or hydrogen fuel-cell cars to... read more June 19, 2015 by


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, Spain, Feb 2015

Plug-In Hybrids OK For Smaller Makers To Meet CA Zero-Emission Vehicle Rules

California's Zero-Emission Vehicle sales rules have been a major reason the state's drivers can now choose among two dozen different plug-in electric vehicles on sale today... read more June 15, 2015 by


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

Why Electric Cars Are Rare Outside CA: Arcane 'Travel Provision' Rule

The sparsity of cars with plugs has been one of the biggest frustrations for Northeastern electric-car shoppers and advocates. While California buyers can choose among... read more June 1, 2015 by


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

CA Green Stickers All But Gone; Q1's Plug-In Hybrid Sales Suffered This Year: UPDATE

All good things must come to an end, and so it is with the green stickers that give plug-in hybrid drivers access to California's freeway carpool lanes with just one person... read more May 29, 2015 by


 
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, 2016 Toyota Mirai at hydrogen fueling station, Fountain Valley, CA

Scenarios For 2030 Zero-Emissions Cars In CA: Hydrogen Or Not?

With epic smog in the Los Angeles Basin, the state of California has led the nation's charge to reduce emissions from road vehicles for more than half a century. And it is... read more April 16, 2015 by


 
Tesla Motors battery-swapping station at Harris Ranch, California, Dec 2014  [photo: Teslarati.com]

Tesla Battery Swapping: Useful Service Or Minimal Effort For Extra Income?

Tesla Motors has been opening its Supercharger DC fast-charging stations at a dizzying pace lately, with 175 U.S. sites operating, and almost two dozen more either in... read more March 12, 2015 by


 

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