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UCS report shows electric cars get even cleaner in 2018

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 from the Union of Concerned Scientists which annually measures the environmental impact of driving an electric car. The study... read more

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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


 
Volkswagen turbodiesels await their fate near Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs

Final deadline for VW TDI diesel settlement

Two more days. That's all the time owners of 2.0-liter diesel VWs have to file claims to receive a large financial settlement and to have their cars repaired to meet... read more August 30, 2018 by


 
Jaguar E-Type Zero

Electric Jaguar E-Type, EPA blowback, Tesla pileups, and giant hybrid drones: The Week in Reverse

Who objected to the Trump administration's plans to freeze emissions and fuel-economy standards? What was recalled going back to the beginning of modern electric cars? This... read more August 25, 2018 by


 
Mazda6 undergoing real-world emissions testing in Europe [Credit: LSDSL - Wikipedia]

Explainer: What is WLTP and why should you care?

Starting next month, Europe will implement the first phase of new fuel economy and emissions standards that were intended to take effect worldwide. Automakers are required to... read more August 24, 2018 by


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

OpEd: Who pays for principle in Trump's war on lower emissions and trade?

Last week the Trump administration unveiled a broad drawdown of fuel-economy regulations that had been aimed at cutting emissions from passenger vehicles. In the 978-page... read more August 9, 2018 by


 
Smog over Los Angeles, courtesy Flickr user steven-buss

Trump administration releases proposal to weaken fuel economy, emissions standards

President Donald Trump and federal officials on Thursday formally proposed scaling back Obama-era regulations for fuel economy and cited safety concerns that lighter, more... read more August 2, 2018 by


 
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EPA could base emissions, mpg rollback on tired safety argument

In the latest draft of new fuel economy and emissions standards obtained by the Associated Press, the Trump administration argues that reducing mileage standards will improve... read more August 1, 2018 by


 
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler

Report: Trump administration set to roll back emissions regulations as early as next week

The rollback of federal emissions and fuel economy standards that President Donald Trump promised during his campaign could be released as early as next week, according to a... read more July 20, 2018 by


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

Colorado moves to follow California's low-emissions air-quality rules

Chalk up one more state in California's column. Colorado has added its name to the list of 12 states that follow California's tighter emissions standards. Governor John... read more June 20, 2018 by


 
Mercedes-Benz C220d

Daimler ordered to recall nearly 774,000 diesels in Europe for emissions software

Stop us if you've heard this before: A major automaker will recall hundreds of thousands of vehicles for software that turns off emissions controls under certain... read more June 12, 2018 by


 
Smog over Los Angeles, courtesy Flickr user steven-buss

Report: Trump EPA plans to cancel California emissions waiver

The EPA is planning to cancel the special waiver that California has relied on since 1970 to set its own emissions standards, according to a Bloomberg report. As part of its... read more June 1, 2018 by


 
Brown 2011 Volkswagen TDI Sportwagen listed for sale after emissions repairs

2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI SportWagen driven: Fixed, but does it matter?

The gentle rumble under the brown station wagon’s hood brings back memories of not too long ago as I sneak its 6-speed manual through the gears. So, too, the way it... read more May 7, 2018 by


 
Smog over Los Angeles, courtesy Flickr user steven-buss

California and 16 states sue EPA over emissions rules

California, along with 16 other states and the District of Columbia, have formally launched a long-anticipated lawsuit against EPA over its proposed rollback of emissions... read more May 1, 2018 by


 
1970s Los Angeles smog depicted in the Honda short film "Never Ending Race."

Should California be able to set its own emissions standards? Take our Twitter poll

California has set its own emissions standards since before the EPA was founded. Ever since the EPA started regulating emissions, the state has continued on its own. Now... read more May 1, 2018 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

An Earth Day question: When will we see 'tailpipes' on cars as morally wrong?

With automotive emissions regulations again coming under political pressure, we thought we'd re run this Earth Day question from 2014 in an attempt to answer the question... read more April 20, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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