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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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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


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Gas guzzling now A-OK, Trump administration says

Following news that the EPA dropped plans to keep boosting fuel-economy standards, it quietly dropped another bombshell: It's now fine to guzzle gas. Burn as much as you... read more August 22, 2018 by


 
Smokestacks pollution air quality

EPA plans to roll back emissions standards on power plants

After wiping out plans to continue boosting fuel economy standards earlier this month, the EPA on Tuesday proposed rolling back emissions standards on electric power plants... read more August 21, 2018 by


 
Petro-Canada gas station, Crossfields, Alberta, with electric-car charging station

Commentary: Fuel-economy standards don't need to be rolled back to make cars SAFER

Smaller, lighter cars always get the blame when politicians want to lower fuel-economy standards. They lobby that too many Americans will be driving lighter cars and that... read more August 14, 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


 
Traffic at the I-10 & I-405 interchange in Los Angeles, California (by Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz)

California warns it won't follow lower EPA fuel economy, emissions rules

In response to an EPA proposal to freeze emissions and fuel economy standards, California said it will not honor federal vehicle certifications if the proposal goes through... read more August 9, 2018 by


 
Teen driver - busy street- AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Multi-speed transmissions and turbochargers don't save much fuel–oh, really? Analysis (Updated)

In President Trump's plan to freeze fuel economy standards last week, the EPA and NHTSA made a strange statement. They said that two of the main technologies used to improve... read more August 9, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model 3 bought [Photo by reader AH]

Tesla sales, rebates ending, oil studies, and dirty tricks: The Week in Reverse

Which brand's electric cars won't get a tax credit after next year? Which electric car is in extremely short supply? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right... read more July 14, 2018 by


 
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt  [photo from 2014]

Wheeler replaces Pruitt as EPA chief, climate denial, fossil fuel support continue apace

Following an 18-month tenure filled with a cascade of scandals, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned Thursday. President Donald Trump acknowledged Pruitt's resignation in... read more July 5, 2018 by


 
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy

Supreme Court retirement could have impact on environmental protection

The retirement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced on Wednesday could have dramatic and detrimental effects on environmental quality. Since the retirement of... read more June 28, 2018 by


 
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt  [photo from 2014]

EPA loses 10 percent of enforcement staff under Trump

If the EPA wants to reduce federal involvement in environmental protection, it may not need to roll back emissions requirements or cancel California's environmental waiver... read more June 22, 2018 by


 
CARB ZEV vehicle game board 2018

Automakers play high-stakes CARB game to earn zero emissions vehicle credits

Editor's note: Green Car Reports covers a lot of electric cars—and there are a lot more to cover these days, thanks to California's complex requirements that major... read more May 13, 2018 by


 
Gas pump

How high should fuel-economy standards be set? Take our Twitter poll

In light of the EPA Administrator Scott Priutt reversing the Agency's decision to maintain tighter emissions standards from 2022 to 2025, it seemed time to ask for our... read more April 24, 2018 by


 
Gas pump

Carmakers want emission, CAFE tweaks, not huge rollbacks, but won't say so publicly

As promised, the Trump administration has embarked on regulatory rollbacks across many fronts, some immediate and others taking longer. It remains unclear whether the EPA's... read more April 16, 2018 by


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

Deal between EPA, California on auto emissions may still be possible

Over the many months EPA administrator Scott Pruitt signaled his intention to revisit the Obama administration's emission limits for 2022 through 2025 vehicles, California... read more April 12, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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