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Chrysler Conundrum: Truck Sales Mean Buying Emission-Credits From Tesla, Toyota, Honda

Chrysler Conundrum: Truck Sales Mean Buying Emission-Credits From Tesla, Toyota, Honda

When it comes to fuel efficiency, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is among the lowest of all U.S. automakers. The company was at the bottom of the most recent Union of Concerned Scientists emissions rankings for carmakers. It tied for "dirtiest tailpipe" with Volkswagen, which was demoted after it... read more

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2014 BMW i3 electric cars waiting at East Coast shipping port for distribution, May 2014

Switching The World To Electric Vehicles Will Take Way Longer Than You Think

Increasingly-aggressive emissions targets will soon force automakers to build more plug-in electric cars. Norway has proposed all but eliminating new internal-combustion car... read more December 14, 2015 by


 
West Coast mayors announce carbon reduction, EV consortium  -  Portland  -  December 2015

West Coast Mayors Form EV Consortium, Pledge Carbon Reductions

As world leaders met this past week in Paris to discuss carbon reductions on a global scale, mayors of four large West Coast cities—Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle... read more December 13, 2015 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Golf

VW's European Efficiency Issue: Only 'Slight Deviations' On 9 Cars

Volkswagen said two days ago that an issue involving potentially inaccurate reporting of carbon emissions in cars sold in Europe is "largely concluded." The problem--entirely... read more December 11, 2015 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

EU Regulators Gave In To VW, Exxon Demands For Easier Emission Rules

At first glance, new European Union emissions-testing rules might seem to make it tougher for carmakers to cheat in the same way Volkswagen did with its diesel engines. The... read more December 8, 2015 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf, Chevy Bolt EV at Drive Electric Week event, Los Angeles [photo: Zan Dubin Scott]

Every New Car Emission-Free By 2050? 'ZEV Alliance' Plans To Make It So

As the United Nations COP21 climate-change talks continue in Paris, a group of local and national governments plans drastic reductions in vehicle emissions over the next 35... read more December 7, 2015 by


 
Beijing smog

Beijing Smog So Severe It Requires Headlights At Noon

China's air pollution is notorious, and anyone not aware of the extent of the problem got a graphic demonstration last week. For about five days, Beijing essentially... read more December 6, 2015 by


 
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German Regulators Deem VW Diesel Emission Software A 'Defeat Device,' Deepening Crisis

The Volkswagen diesel emission scandal deepened on Tuesday as German regulators ruled that software to evade the use of emission-control systems constituted an illegal... read more December 3, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI

VW Diesel NOx Problem: So Tough Angela Merkel Complained About It (In 2010)

Weeks after it was first announced that the carmaker used "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat U.S. emissions tests, Volkswagen is no closer to implementing a... read more December 2, 2015 by


 
Bill Gates

Bill Gates, Other Billionaires Invest To Advance Clean Energy

This week, representatives from world governments are meeting in Paris for the much-anticipated United Nations summit on climate change. Ahead of those talks--which are... read more December 1, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Volt, first drive in California, July 2015

Chevy Reports It Met 2010 Carbon-Reduction Goal: 8 Million Tons

Five years ago, Chevrolet made two commitments to reduce its carbon footprint. In December 2010 it launched the first-generation Volt as part of the initial wave of... read more November 29, 2015 by


 
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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


 
2015 Volkswagen Passat (European-spec)

VW Diesel Software Cheats On European Emission Limits Too, BBC Test Shows

Around 11 million Volkswagen diesel cars worldwide were equipped with "defeat device" software that allowed them to cheat on emissions tests, VW has said. But initially, it... read more November 24, 2015 by


 
Bentley Continental GT races a train across Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Plans Emission Cuts...That Don't Reduce Fossil-Fuel Use

Saudi Arabia may be one of the most oil-rich nations on the planet, but even this Middle Eastern country is planning to cut its carbon emissions. That's because as other... read more November 18, 2015 by


 
Smog in Hong Kong [Image by Flickr user inkelv1122]

When Will We Start To See 'Tailpipes' On Cars As Morally Wrong?

The economists call them "externalities." They're the costs of people's actions on other people or communities--but the people taking those actions don't have to pay for... read more November 17, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

EPA Will Add On-Road Testing For Emissions Compliance

In the wake of the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will expand on-road emissions testing to all diesel vehicles. The... read more November 13, 2015 by


 

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