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Auto lobby again asks to redo emission rule, to new EPA chief Pruitt this time

Auto lobby again asks to redo emission rule, to new EPA chief Pruitt this time

Lobbyists for the world's automakers continue to ask the new presidential administration to revisit an EPA decision to finalize emissions standards through 2025. Just days after the November election, the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers wrote President-Elect Trump to ask that he reverse the... read more

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2014 Audi Q5 TDI, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2013

Settlement for Audi, Porsche, VW 3.0-liter diesel TDI owners announced

Volkswagen today announced that it had reached a settlement with owners of Audi, Porsche, and VW vehicles fitted with its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine. Different remedies... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

Trump EPA: climate science still live, gag order remains, grants unfrozen (updated)

Following the removal of all mentions of climate change from the White House website, the new administration has apparently trained its sights on the U.S. Environmental... read more January 27, 2017 by


 
Slide from 2017 Hyundai Ioniq presentation on electric cars at Washington Auto Show, Jan 2017

Electric-car MPGe as important as range, Hyundai Ioniq maker suggests

Along with price, the top-line statistic cited for any battery-electric car is its rated range. Until last month, the only electric cars that exceeded 200 miles in that... read more January 27, 2017 by


 
Photovoltaic solar power field at Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

More than two-thirds of Americans accept climate science, regardless of Trump

The new U.S. administration has made it clear that it does not accept the scientific consensus on climate change. From President Donald Trump down through his nominees for... read more January 24, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

New Tesla Model S 100D version rated at 335 miles of electric range

If anything, the pace of new Tesla model changes seem to have increased of late. Over the last year, a 60-kilowatt-hour battery option has reappeared, a new 100-kwh battery... read more January 21, 2017 by


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

Electric cars improving fast, CA should raise zero-emission requirements: report

For 50 years now, California has been at the very forefront of reducing vehicle emissions. It was doing so before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was even formed... read more January 20, 2017 by


 
2016 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Rest of world: Trump may roll back emission rules, but we won't

With auto-industry lobbyists pushing to have the Trump Administration roll back current and future emission and fuel-economy rules, automakers clearly see the new U.S. regime... read more January 17, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW 3-Series

All 2017 BMW diesels certified by EPA, production now starting

This might not seem to be the most convenient moment to restart production of a gaggle of diesel cars. The Volkswagen diesel scandal continues to unfold, and last week the... read more January 16, 2017 by


 
2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

Justice Department launches criminal probe of FCA diesels: report

It's been a busy week for U.S. agencies as they release information on their final actions before a new administration takes office. Yesterday the U.S. Department of Justice... read more January 14, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

EPA finalizes emission rules through 2025; no change from existing levels

Seven days before the advent of a new presidential administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has locked in planned auto-emission standards through 2025. The... read more January 13, 2017 by


 
Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]

Emission updates for 2015 VW, Audi 2.0-liter TDI diesels OKed by regulators

The $14.7 billion diesel-emission settlement among Volkswagen and regulatory agencies required VW to buy back or modify almost half a million TDI vehicles from model years... read more January 7, 2017 by


 
wind farm

Clean energy to grow, coal to fade, regardless of Trump EPA plans

President-elect Donald Trump's choice of Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) indicates that his administration will... read more January 6, 2017 by


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Trump supported ethanol, but his team may not; is oil the reason?

As President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration draws closer, confusion still surrounds many of his possible energy policies. During the campaign, Trump indicated that he... read more December 30, 2016 by


 
Fuel gauge

Fuel-economy rules not the cause of rising auto prices: analysis

Lobbyists for big automakers, both domestic and foreign, make no secret about their desire for lower fuel-economy standards. One argument presented to support a lowering of... read more December 30, 2016 by


 
President Barack Obama sits in 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car at Detroit Auto Show, Jan 2016

Flurry of green-car rules as Obama administration departs

When it comes to regulations governing the auto industry, the Obama administration does not plan to go gentle into that good night. The outgoing administration has pushed... read more December 29, 2016 by


 

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