Today, California reportedly finds a new emissions "defeat device" in Audi transmissions, General Motors ramps up production of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car, and Volkswagen creates controversy when it ends the contract of a historian. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Catch up on last week's news with our Week in Reverse feature.

A proposed hydrogen fuel-cell ferry for San Francisco is technically feasible, but would be more expensive than conventional diesel ferries, a new study says.

California found a new emissions-cheating "defeat device" in Audi transmissions, a report says.

China plans to regulate low-speed electric cars that are currently very popular in rural areas.

Volkswagen recently ended the contract of a historian known for researching its World War II past, creating the potential for another PR problem.

Germany's economic minister initially criticized new Chinese electric-car mandates, but now claims to be "reassured" that they won't negatively affect German automakers.

European Union officials debate whether a new agency should be responsible for EU emissions testing, or whether it should be left up to individual countries.

General Motors is ramping up production of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car.

The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica minivan performs well in federal crash tests. A plug-in hybrid version of the Pacifica is on the way.

Finally, the Tesla Model S gains a glass roof option, with the same glass used for the panoramic windshield in the Model X.


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