California utilities seek $1 billion to spur wider EV useSat, 21, Jan 2017
California's utilities are asking for more than $1 billion to spend on electric car-charging stations that will help the state meet its goal of getting 1.5 million zero-emissions vehicles on the road by 2025.
Germany prepares for 'rough ride' under TrumpFri, 20, Jan 2017
Germany will need a new economic strategy geared toward Asia should the new U.S. administration start a trade war with China, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Friday, warning against protectionism hours after President Donald Trump was sworn in.
Trump ready to shake up trade dealsFri, 20, Jan 2017
Minutes after his inauguration, President Donald Trump signaled plans to pull the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership and renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, moves that analysts say could have profound effects on the automotive industry.
California warns of break from Washington on clean-air rulesThu, 19, Jan 2017
California sent a warning shot in a potential showdown with the incoming Trump administration, with the state’s clean-air regulators digging in on mandates for an ever-greater number of electric and fuel-cell cars.
EPA nominee Pruitt to review vehicle emissions rulesWed, 18, Jan 2017
CFPB head may have violated U.S. law with lending rules, U.S. House Republicans claimWed, 18, Jan 2017
In a blow against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau just two days before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, U.S. House Republicans accused the CFPB of potentially violating federal law with its rule authorizing the agency to regulate certain auto lenders.
Apple sued for not preventing texting and drivingWed, 18, Jan 2017
GM settles ignition-switch disclosure case with SECWed, 18, Jan 2017
General Motors today said it will pay a $1 million fine to settle an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission related to its 2014 ignition-switch recalls. The agreement does not require GM to admit any wrongdoing, nor does it call into question any of GM’s financial statements or disclosures, the company said.
Withdrawal from NAFTA would cost U.S. jobs, CAR study findsTue, 17, Jan 2017
Italy rejects Germany's emissions allegations against Fiat ChryslerTue, 17, Jan 2017
Tests conducted on Fiat Chrysler vehicles show they are compliant with regulations and contain no emissions defeat devices as alleged by Germany, Italy's transport ministry said. Germany last year claimed certain FCA diesel models contained hidden software that allowed excessive engine emissions.
U.S. senator calls for probe of Fiat Chrysler diesel marketingFri, 13, Jan 2017
A top U.S. senator called for wider federal scrutiny into Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's marketing of diesel-powered SUVs, as British regulators sought answers from the Italian-American automaker in the aftermath of Volkswagen AG's emissions violations.
Takata to plead guilty, pay victims and automakers in $1 billion deal, reports sayThu, 12, Jan 2017
Takata is expected to agree to plead guilty to fraud charges Friday as part of a $1 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department to resolve the government's investigation into deadly air bag ruptures, sources said.