Honda to create green Clarity family with EV, plug-in hybrid variantsThu, 21, Apr 2016
Honda, seeking to reassert itself as a dominant player in the world of green cars, plans to broaden the Clarity nameplate to two more alternative-fuel vehicles.
Mitsubishi says 2013-17 audit showed no U.S. testing flawsWed, 27, Apr 2016
Mitsubishi Motors, embroiled in a scandal over inflated fuel economy ratings for small cars sold in Japan, said today that an internal audit has found no testing problems with cars sold in the United States between model years 2013 and 2017.
EPA orders Mitsubishi to conduct new vehicle testingTue, 26, Apr 2016
The EPA ordered Mitsubishi Motors to provide additional information and conduct new tests of U.S. vehicles after the Japanese automaker's admission that it did not properly follow fuel economy test procedures in Japan since 1991.
VW fooled state DMVs too, prompting calls for tougher air testsWed, 20, Apr 2016
Each year, millions of American motorists trudge to state inspection stations to make sure their vehicles aren't violating pollution limits. At least, that's what they think they're doing. As the emissions-cheating scandal involving Volkswagen demonstrates, the tests may not be all they are cracked up to be.
Fed and automakers prepare to review 54.5 mpg CAFE goalMon, 18, Apr 2016
Automakers and environmental groups are watching closely as the EPA and NHTSA assemble an argument for maintaining or adjusting stringent federal fuel-economy targets. The review promises to be tense as gasoline prices remain low, consumers turn away from green cars and costs of new technology stack up. The feds' analysis will affect automakers' product strategies for a decade.
EPA drops proposal feared to ban street-to-race car conversionsFri, 15, Apr 2016
The EPA said it will drop controversial language from a proposed heavy- and medium-duty truck rule that had sparked fears of a new agency ban on street-to-race car conversions and recent scrutiny from Republican lawmakers.
U.S., VW may not reach emissions deal by April 21, EPA chief saysTue, 05, Apr 2016
The top U.S. environmental official expressed uncertainty on Tuesday about whether the Obama administration and VW will meet an April 21 court deadline to come up with a plan to address excess emissions from 580,000 diesel vehicles sold in the country.