emissions

 
Diesel lawsuit proceeds against Mercedes-Benz

Diesel lawsuit proceeds against Mercedes-Benz

While Volkswagen has reached a historic settlement and had to buy back hundreds of thousands of its diesel cars in the U.S., it isn’t the only automaker to be investigated for cheating on diesel emissions. Fiat Chrysler recently agreed to recall its Ram and Jeep EcoDiesels and pay owners for... read more

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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

Lifting the hammer: Germany considers limits on Autobahn speeds

Efforts to curb global warming have led Germany to propose limiting speeds on its famous Autobahns. Facing heavy fines from the European Union if it fails to meet... read more January 22, 2019 by


 
2019 Chevrolet Volt

Trump on electric cars, tailpipe tests, tech to clean up engines: Today's Car News

EVgo launches its first ultra-fast charger in the desert. Microwave ignition claims to clean up internal combustion. And a group proposes publishing its own independent... read more December 18, 2018 by


 
MWI microwave ignition module

Former Porsche CEO backing company with TDI-like emissions claim

Former Porsche AG CEO Wendelin Wiedeking, who waged a failed takeover of the Volkswagen Group ten years ago, is reportedly one of the backers of a new venture that, at face... read more December 18, 2018 by


 
Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS) on a Peugeot 308

Independent group aims to be for emissions what NCAP or IIHS is for crash safety

A newly formed organization called Allow Independent Road-testing (AIR) wants to make impartial emissions ratings available to vehicle shoppers. Using a simple rating from A... read more December 18, 2018 by


 
Exhaust emissions from tailpipe [photo: Simone Ramella, 2005, used under Creative Commons 2.0]

Oil industry funding supports campaign to roll back fuel-economy rules

A new investigative report by the New York Times has revealed the puppeteer pulling the strings in the Trump administration's efforts to undo fuel-economy and emissions... read more December 14, 2018 by


 
Smokestacks pollution air quality

At climate talks, Trump team plans to promote coal

At climate talks scheduled for next month, where nations are expected to set up rules to follow to meet targets set out in the Paris Climate Accord in 2015, the Trump... read more November 23, 2018 by


 
Smog over Los Angeles, courtesy Flickr user steven-buss

Colorado sides with California standards but won't yet mandate electric vehicles

Colorado last week formally joined the ranks of states that are in some way choosing to adopt California’s rules for emissions, rather than those of the federal... read more November 21, 2018 by


 
Steve and Janet Wozniak with new 2016 Tesla Model S, December 2016  [source: Steve Wozniak Facebook]

Ghosn out at Nissan, VW I.D. names, Faraday Future soap opera: Today's Car News

Nissan announced it planned to remove Chairman Carlos Ghosn after an investigation revealed alleged financial misdealing. VW has no fun trademarking names for its new series... read more November 19, 2018 by


 
Western Star semi tractor used to promote Fitzgerald Glider Kits

EPA announces tighter smog regulations on heavy trucks

The EPA has loosened or eliminated a lot of regulations since President Trump took office, but last week the agency announced it would tighten regulations on emissions of... read more November 19, 2018 by


 
Smokestacks pollution air quality

EPA dissolves boards of pollution scientists

The EPA has dismissed two panels of outside scientists that advised the agency on particulate matter and ground-level ozone, which have been linked to smog and respiratory... read more October 24, 2018 by


 
UCS 2016 EV emissions mpg map

UCS report shows electric cars get even cleaner in 2018

Electric cars keep getting cleaner, despite efforts by the EPA and NHTSA to roll back pollution standards on cars and powerplants. That's the conclusion of the latest report... read more October 3, 2018 by


 
Smokestacks pollution air quality

Trump fuel-economy proposal writes off rising global temperatures

It's not that the Trump administration doesn't believe in climate change. It just doesn't want to do anything about it. In a 500-page draft environmental impact statement... read more September 28, 2018 by


 
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler

Commentary: How to make your voice heard on fuel economy freeze

Drivers are not helpless in the face of government plans to roll back fuel economy standards. A joint August proposal from the EPA and NHTSA to freeze planned increases in... read more September 4, 2018 by


 
Byton M-Byte electric SUV prototype

VW diesel settlement, California clean air, and fuel economy demands: Today's Car News

California clean air regulators held a reportedly contentious meeting with Trump administration officials over the proposal to roll back fuel economy standards. A wide survey... read more August 30, 2018 by


 
Exhaust emissions from tailpipe [photo: Simone Ramella, 2005, used under Creative Commons 2.0]

California meets with federal regulators over fuel-economy rollback

Trump administration officials met with California regulators Wednesday to discuss the EPA and NHTSA's proposal to freeze fuel economy and emissions standards from 2020... read more August 30, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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