U.S. rejects automakers' request to extend fuel comment deadlineTue, 23, Aug 2016
U.S. regulators denied a request by major automakers to extend the comment period on environmental analysis to determine whether government fuel efficiency requirements are feasible through 2025.
In wake of VW scandal, U.S. fines Harley-Davidson $12 million for defeat deviceThu, 18, Aug 2016
Harley-Davidson agreed to pay a $12 million civil fine and stop selling illegal after-market devices that cause its motorcycles to emit too much pollution, the U.S. Justice Department said. The announcement comes amid greater scrutiny on emissions and "defeat devices" by U.S. regulators after VW admitted to using illegal software to evade U.S. emissions standards in nearly 600,000 U.S. vehicles.
Is CAFE leading to larger cars?Sun, 14, Aug 2016
Cars and trucks have been growing for decades to reflect the visual tastes of designers, the safety concerns of engineers and consumer desire for more interior space. But these days, automakers have an added incentive to make their cars a little bit larger: more forgiving fuel economy targets.
U.S. finds unapproved emissions software in VW Group 3.0-liter diesel engine, report saysSun, 07, Aug 2016
U.S. authorities have found three unapproved software programs in 3.0-liter diesel engines made by Volkswagen Group's Audi unit, a German weekly newspaper reported, without saying where it obtained the information.
A break on 54.5? Don't count on itMon, 08, Aug 2016
Automakers hoping for some relief from the EPA's targeted fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025 may not get it.
Automakers, regulators spar over emissions rulesTue, 02, Aug 2016
The complex U.S. emissions rules driving the auto industry's technology investment should be overhauled, auto executives and environmental regulators agreed Tuesday at a conference here, even as they differed sharply over how.
2017 BMW diesel vehicles approved by EPATue, 02, Aug 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday it has approved the sale of new 2017 model year BMW AG diesel vehicles in the United States after a thorough review.
EPA's Grundler signals little interest in easing back from 54.5 mpg goalTue, 02, Aug 2016
Automakers looking for some relief from the EPA's targeted 54.5 mpg fleet average by 2025 may not get it. During a speech Tuesday at the Center for Automotive Research Management Briefing Seminars, Chris Grundler, director of the EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality, made it clear the agency is in no mood to move backwards.