That huge intake of breath you may have heard from across the Atlantic Ocean was the sound of German carmakers gasping at a court decision handed down on Tuesday. After a week's delay in issuing its ruling, a German court decided that individual cities in the country may ban vehicles with diesel engines to reduce air pollution. The decision could affect the value of up to 15 million vehicles now on the road's in Europe's largest car market. DON'T MISS: Copenhagen mayor proposes banning new diesel cars The Federal Administrative Court in Leipzig ruled that city authorities in Düsseldorf...
Supreme Court Won't Reverse EPA E15 Ethanol Rules
The U.S. Supreme Court has been slow to rule on many of the biggest cases on this year's docket. Maybe that's because some of the justices are prone to procrastination, or maybe, like seasoned TV scriptwriters, they're just playing America like a violin, getting us all worked up for a rousing...Richard Read
OK, NYC Taxis Can Be Hybrids After All, City Says
Politics in New York City are a tough, bruising game. Pit a billionaire Mayor with a desire to make the city work better and cut carbon emissions against the entrenched interests of taxi owners, and you get an ongoing battle. The latest skirmish is a concession by the NYC Taxi and Limousine...John Voelcker
Honda Civic Hybrid Gas-Mileage Class-Action Settled
Over the past few years, we’ve been following with interest the ongoing legal battle between Honda and owners of its 2003-2008 Civic Hybrid. The claim? That Honda sold the Civic Hybrid on the basis of a claimed 50 mpg gas mileage that no-one could achieve. Now a proposed Californian...Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield