California Air Resources Board
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.
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.
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.