Cost of mpg fuel standards could be 40% lower, report saysWed, 22, Mar 2017
Technologies such as turbochargers, advanced transmissions and lighter materials -- aluminum instead of steel, for example -- could reduce fuel efficiency compliance costs by 34 percent to 40 percent per vehicle from 2022-25, the International Council on Clean Transportation said in a new report.
Trump courts Detroit's divided unionWed, 15, Mar 2017
President Donald Trump returned to one of American labor's last remaining strongholds with a message that could drive a wedge between long Democratic-leaning union leadership and members that are breaking ranks.
U.S. won't seek to roll back California vehicle authorityWed, 15, Mar 2017
President Donald Trump announced the EPA will revive a review of the feasibility of strict fuel efficiency standards through 2025, but did not withdraw California's authority to set its own vehicle rules.
President gives automakers year to push for reset of mileage rulesWed, 15, Mar 2017
Automakers will get another year to dispute fuel economy standards the Trump administration will scrutinize, overruling an Obama-era ruling that the industry is capable of meeting tougher mileage and emissions rules.
Trump answers auto industry call for review of expensive rulesTue, 14, Mar 2017
Automakers urge new EPA chief to withdraw Obama CO2 rulesTue, 21, Feb 2017
A trade association representing GM, Toyota, Volkswagen and nine other automakers on Tuesday asked new EPA's new chief to withdraw an Obama administration decision to lock in vehicle emission rules through 2025.
Ford CEO sees ‘pressure’ on business without softer mpg rulesFri, 02, Dec 2016
Ford plans to lobby President-elect Donald Trump to soften U.S. and state fuel-economy rules that hurt profits by forcing automakers to build more electric cars and hybrids than are warranted by customer demand.
Obama's 8 years pivotal for autosSun, 06, Nov 2016
No matter who is chosen to succeed him, Barack Obama's eight years in the White House will come to be seen as one of the most pivotal periods in U.S. automotive history, one that set a new benchmark for federal government involvement in the industry.
VW could gain clout in EV chargingMon, 07, Nov 2016
VW's $14.7 billion diesel cheating settlement requires the company to invest $2 billion in zero-emission vehicle projects over the next decade. How it spends the money could have big implications for the electric-vehicle market.
U.S., 35 states to boost electric vehicle charging stationsThu, 03, Nov 2016
Tesla’s sale of clean-air credits may have marked peak for marketMon, 31, Oct 2016
After Tesla sold $139 million of zero-emission credits in the third quarter, CEO Elon Musk complained that they should be worth more -- if only California’s regulations were tougher. Instead, they may soon be worth less.