Ford of Canada violated U.S. antitrust laws, lawsuit chargesTue, 19, Jul 2016
Ford of Canada must defend a class action suit accusing it of illegally conspiring to violate antitrust laws that restrict the export of lower-priced Canadian-made vehicles into the U.S.
Ford invests in startup that makes maps for self-driving carsFri, 15, Jul 2016
Ford is among five investors providing $6.6 million in seed funding for Civil Maps, a California startup that creates three-dimensional maps for autonomous cars.
California rejects Volkswagen's recall plan for 3.0-liter diesel vehiclesWed, 13, Jul 2016
California's chief air regulator on Wednesday rejected a proposed recall plan from Volkswagen to fix 16,000 3.0-liter diesel Volkswagens, Audis and Porches in the state that are equipped with devices designed to cheat emissions tests.
VW to pay $86M in civil penalties to California over emissions violationsThu, 07, Jul 2016
VW will pay an additional $86 million in penalties to California over its diesel emissions violations, on top of a settlement of about $15 billion that the automaker reached with U.S. officials last week. The civil penalties resolve certain claims California officials made against VW under the state's unfair competition law as well as under federal law.
California weighs raising ZEV bar and Tesla cries foulThu, 07, Jul 2016
The rapid growth of Tesla and the increasing range of other electric vehicles have California contemplating new requirements that anger both Tesla and competitors like Honda. They say California is changing the rules in the middle of the game, and punishing success.
Roadster puts most of the buying process onlineMon, 04, Jul 2016
Roadster's Express Storefront, which has launched in California linked to dealership websites, takes most of the buying process online. Final document signing can take place when a vehicle is delivered to the customer.
Tighter ZEV rules will force the industry to work harderMon, 27, Jun 2016
California's air-quality regulations are slated to tighten in 2018 in a way that limits the impact of partial credits from sales of plug-in hybrids and low-emissions conventional vehicles, requiring more actual ZEV sales. That means automakers will have to be even more engaged in California's complex system of credits and sales-based quotas.
VW settlement promotes technologies sold by competitorsTue, 28, Jun 2016
Volkswagen's $15 billion settlement with the U.S. and California over cheating on diesel emissions includes billions of dollars to support technologies sold by rivals such as General Motors and Toyota.
U.S. underestimates cost of fuel and CO2 goals, automakers sayTue, 28, Jun 2016
U.S. regulators have underestimated the cost and difficulty of achieving their vehicle fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas targets for 2025 and are giving California too much power to shape the country's policies on those issues, an automaker group said.
With 'travel provision,' EVs flow to CaliforniaMon, 27, Jun 2016
The 'travel provision' of California's automotive emissions rules allows electric vehicle sales in any of the 10 states following the rules to count in all 10 states.