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China is serious on fuel economy: 500-plus models to go out of production

China is serious on fuel economy: 500-plus models to go out of production

China has taken a major step toward cleaning up the new cars sold in the country beginning January 1. As numerous countries debate plans to end sales of fossil-fuel vehicles completely at points in the future, China has now forced the end of production for some 553 models, starting Monday. The... read more

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Matthias Muller

VW CEO: European subsidies for diesel should end

One of the most powerful automotive CEOs in the industry at a company that once found monumental success in diesel-powered cars has delivered a commandment to European... read more December 12, 2017 by


 
Buick Velite 5, for sale in China, at 2017 Shanghai auto show   [photo: Ronan Glon]

Is China making U.S. irrelevant to the future of automobiles?

The first automobile was invented in Germany in 1885 by Karl Benz, but it was the U.S. that led the building of the global 20th-century automobile industry. Through the turn... read more November 20, 2017 by


 
Site of new California Air Resources Board headquarters, Riverside, CA, Oct 2017

CARB steps up shadow-EPA role with new building, vehicle testing lab

For 45 years, the Environmental Protection Agency has been charged with protecting the U.S. from pollution in its air, water, and land. Under the Trump Administration, its... read more November 16, 2017 by


 
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt  [photo from 2014]

EPA head: new report that climate change is manmade has 'no bearing' on plans to end climate action

When top U.S. scientists released the fourth National Climate Assessment, it spelled out one blunt conclusion: human activity in releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere... read more November 13, 2017 by


 
Global carbon dioxide emissions, 1850-2030 [CO2 Information Analysis Center, World Energy Outlook]

Climate change all manmade, say actual scientists: awkward for Trump science deniers

When the Environmental Protection Agency quietly issued its new four-year plan in mid-October, the phrase "climate change" did not appear anywhere in the 38-page document. It... read more November 6, 2017 by


 
Shell fuel station in Europe

Shell bashes bans on gasoline cars, proposes carbon pricing instead

The prospect of bans on gasoline and diesel new-car sales have become a much greater threat not only to automakers but to oil companies as well, now that China has said it is... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Mahindra e2o electric car

India actually beat China to all-electric new-car pledge, targets 2030

China made headlines around the world on Sunday when state media reported that the country is developing a timetable to end production and sales of new vehicles with gasoline... read more September 14, 2017 by


 
BYD Qin EV300

China developing timetable to end sales, production of gasoline cars

The auto industry has now grudgingly accepted that battery-electric cars will make up some portion of the world's new vehicles in years to come. But a milestone in that trend... read more September 10, 2017 by


 
Audi e-tron Sportback concept, 2017 Shanghai auto show

German Chancellor Merkel rejects electric-car quotas for Europe: 'not well thought out'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the country's leader, has detailed why she believes electric-car quotas are not a viable answer to emission and other issues plaguing Europe... read more August 15, 2017 by


 
Offshore wind farm

Senate panel rejects clean-energy cuts, boosts DoE funding instead

The Senate Committee on Appropriations recently exhibited a quality somewhat rare in U.S. politics these days: bipartisanship. The committee released a lengthy report on the... read more August 14, 2017 by


 
International Paper Company mill, 1973 [From EPA Documerica series]

Climate change worse, faster than projected, scientists tell Trump in leaked report

It is abundantly clear that the Trump Administration does not believe in science. In its six months to date, it chose a climate-science denier to lead the Environmental... read more August 9, 2017 by


 
Waymo trains self-driving cars to identify emergency vehicles

House approves bill to exempt self-driving cars from safety standards, overrule state laws

The United States House of Representatives has taken the first step towards allowing automakers and technology companies to deploy self-driving cars on public roads. A House... read more July 20, 2017 by


 
Nicolas Hulot, French minister of ecological transition, announces 2040 ban on vehicles with engines

France plans to ban all gasoline, diesel vehicles by 2040

To most North Americans, the idea of banning all vehicles with internal-combustion engines seems unthinkable. Filling up with gasoline (or diesel) is as American as are... read more July 6, 2017 by


 
BYD e5. Photo by CarNewsChina.com.

China revises electric-car incentives to reward longer ranges

It's long been official policy for China that the country's automakers will become the world's highest-volume producer of electric cars. (It also intends to dominate... read more July 5, 2017 by


 
Buick Velite 5, for sale in China, at 2017 Shanghai auto show   [photo: Ronan Glon]

China will have lots of electric cars, but no maker knows what market wants

China is not only the world's largest single car market, but the market in which the greatest number of plug-in electric cars are sold. But the country's government has plans... read more June 8, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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