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Carmakers ask Trump to review EPA rules, use discredited job projection

Carmakers ask Trump to review EPA rules, use discredited job projection

Just days after the presidential election, an automaker lobbying group wrote Donald Trump asking him to change or delay an EPA decision that kept planned exhaust-emission standards through 2025. Now executives of 18 automakers have sent a second letter, asking the same thing—and echoing a... read more

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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


 
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


 
2014 Tesla Model S in China

China to loosen electric-car rules for foreign makers, because they didn't work

It has long been official Chinese government industrial policy to dominate the world's production of lithium-ion battery cells and to establish a commanding electric-car... read more January 13, 2017 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


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

What effect will Trump presidency have on electric cars? Poll results

It may reflect unshakable confidence in the future prospects of electric cars. Or perhaps it's a lack of conviction that the incoming Trump Administration can have enough... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, 2008

Trump: Rick Perry to lead Energy Department he vowed to eliminate

President-elect Donald Trump's pick to head the Department of Energy is a man who once vowed to eliminate it. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is an ardent supporter of the... read more December 15, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Porsche too said to use 'defeat device' software for gasoline cars

It's been 15 months since news broke that VW Group had used "defeat device" software in its diesel cars and SUVs that let them emit far more than permitted levels of nitrogen... read more December 12, 2016 by


 
Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt, 2014

Trump's EPA head Pruitt: climate-science denier who sued the EPA many times

If there were any doubt that president-elect Donald Trump supports fossil fuels and does not believe in the scientific consensus of climate change, his pick to head the U.S... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

Emissions collusion between VW and German agency runs deep: magazine

As the Volkswagen diesel scandal lumbers onwards, German media outlets have often broken the latest news and revelations from deep inside VW Group. While the German auto... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Is Trump presidency the real market test for electric cars?

One week ago this morning, the U.S. and the world woke up to learn that Donald Trump would be the next president of the United States. The shockwaves of that election are... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
Province of Quebec in Canada

Quebec passes Canada's first zero-emission vehicle rule, to start in 2018

Quebec has become the first Canadian province to adopt a requirement for sales of a certain number of zero-emission vehicles, similar to the one in effect in California... read more November 1, 2016 by


 
Kandi electric car

China has a plan for all its electric-car startups; they may not like it

It has been an official goal of the Chinese government to encourage the development and sale of plug-in electric cars for several years now. They are intended not only to... read more August 31, 2016 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

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... read more August 24, 2016 by


 

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