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VW faces U.S. deadline for SUV emission repair plan

3:49 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

Volkswagen faces a Feb. 2 deadline to submit a repair plan for 80,000 diesel SUVs and larger cars that emit excess pollution, even as it considers buying back some vehicles and a prior fix plan for smaller vehicles was rejected....
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Honda makes moves, but will stay in California

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Honda is investing in its Los Angeles-area management location, even as Toyota prepares to follow Nissan's California exodus....
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Fiat's loss selling EVs in 2015? $84 million

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Among the 25,084 Fiat 500s sold in the United States in 2015 were at least 6,000 battery-electric 500e cars sold in California and parts of Oregon. Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said in 2014 that the company loses about $14,000 on each 500e it sells. If that's right it means Fiat lost about $84 million in 2015 selling the 500e....
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Volkswagen's diesel fix plan rejected by Calif. regulators

1:34 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

The California Air Resources Board said it rejected Volkswagen AG's plan to fix 2.0-liter diesel cars with software that allow them to emit up to 40 times legally allowable pollution....
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Mazda moving its U.S. headquarters, but not far

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Mazda, which has maintained a U.S. headquarters in Southern California since 1970, is joining the parade of automakers and brands that have decided to move their headquarters. But it’s not going very far -- or even leaving town....
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Wheel supplier Superior gets makeover under new CEO Stebbins

11:17 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2015

Superior Industries, the longtime auto supplier with roots dating back to 1957 in southern California, is reinventing itself and the wheels it makes. New CEO Donald Stebbins is aiming to take Superior away from being a “middle of the road” supplier....
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Ferrari recalls 185 California T vehicles due to fuel leak risk

8:25 am U.S. ET | Dec. 26, 2015

Ferrari North America is recalling some 2016 California T vehicles due to the risk of a fuel leak in the engine compartment, according to a U.S. notice on Friday....
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VW gets extended deadline from Calif. for diesel emissions plan review

4:14 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2015

The California Air Resources Board said it was extending a deadline to approve or reject a diesel emissions repair plan submitted by Volkswagen for nearly 500,000 2.0-liter vehicles until Jan. 14....
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California DMV proposes ban on 'driverless' cars

3:37 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2015

California regulators, calling for caution on self-driving cars, today proposed rules that would sharply restrict their use on the state's roads -- and place an outright ban on “driverless” cars that travel with no humans onboard....
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Ford gets California approval for testing self-driving cars on roads

2:18 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2015

Ford said it secured a permit from California to begin testing its self-driving car on public roads from next year....
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VW diesel civil suits to be heard in California

5:09 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2015

More than 500 civil lawsuits filed against VW over the use of software to evade diesel emissions limits will be heard by U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in northern California, after VW and the Justice Department urged that the cases be heard in Detroit....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

Volkswagen's U.S. emissions-cheating lawsuits to be heard in California

Dec. 8, 2015 23:09 CET

A San Francisco judge will oversee more than 500 consumer lawsuits against Volkswagen Group over claims of economic losses connected to rigged emissions-testing software....
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Audi, Porsche, VW ordered by CARB to recall, repair emissions software

2:46 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2015

The California Air Resources Board today ordered Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen to recall and repair “illegal” emissions software in more than 15,000 vehicles with 3.0-liter diesel engines sold in the state since 2009, the regulator said in a statement....
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CARB chair says VW likely will buy back some diesels

12:07 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

The chief of the California Air Resources Board says Volkswagen “likely” will buy back at least some of the roughly 325,000 VW vehicles using the first generation of its 2.0-liter diesel with emissions-masking software....
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Mercedes-Benz touts fun-to-drive 'California car' 2017 SL roadster

11:32 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Mercedes-Benz today unveiled a new 2017 SL roadster -- a pure fun-to-drive car that the company expects to sell for more than $100,000 and hold strong appeal to upscale customers on the west coast....
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VW, Audi to meet U.S. regulators on emissions this week, report says

10:19 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Volkswagen and Audi executives will meet with U.S. environmental regulators this week, ahead of a Nov. 20 California deadline to submit a plan to fix nearly 500,000 diesel cars that violate pollution emission rules, people familiar with the matter told Reuters....
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2015 LOS ANGELES AUTO SHOW

L.A. show to feature 30 global new-vehicle debuts, technology expo

9:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2015

Promising equal parts traffic, sunshine, new cars and technology, next month's 2015 L.A. Auto Show will feature 30 global new-vehicle debuts, organizers said today....
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Stanford goes 'Back to the Future' with a self-driving DeLorean

9:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 20, 2015

On the eve of what has become known as “Back to the Future Day,” Stanford University researchers unveiled a self-driving DeLorean that can burn rubber under robot control, suggesting the future might not be so dismal after all....
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EPA's new VW probe may reveal failure to disclose

11:02 am U.S. ET | Oct. 11, 2015

The EPA is investigating a second emissions-control software program in VW cars that were rigged to pass pollution tests -- one that the automaker may have failed to properly disclose....
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VW faces Nov. 20 deadline in California for fix to diesel violations

2:05 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

California is giving VW until November 20 to come up with a plan to fix diesel models affected by its rigging of emissions tests, a spokesman for the California Air Resources Board said....
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A Stanford professor's quest to fix driverless cars' major flaw

7:18 am U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

As the autonomous car movement barrels ahead, Chris Gerdes is raising questions about ethical choices that must inevitably be programmed into the robotic minds expected one day soon to be driving along the nation's highways....
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Ford touts driving technology for scary L.A. traffic conditions

7:49 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Ford took its mobility technology road show to L.A. on Monday, touting semi-autonomous driving features in a city known for its scary driving conditions....
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California to launch separate VW emissions probe, report says

6:42 am U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

California plans to conduct its own probe of Volkswagen in the widening fallout from the company’s admission that 11 million of its diesel vehicles use software to cheat emissions tests, a person familiar with the matter told Bloomberg....
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GM's new diesel pickups first to get extra scrutiny from EPA, CARB

6:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

GM has been told by the EPA and the California Air Resources Board that the new diesel-powered versions of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups will not be certified until they have been tested on the road as well as in the lab....
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EPA should do more road emissions tests, critics say

7:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

VW's ability to cheat on emissions screening for seven years is putting pressure on U.S. regulators to change the assessments by adding more road tests to complement laboratory analysis....
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