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.
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.
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.
Faraday cleared to test self-driving cars on California roadsTue, 21, Jun 2016
Faraday Future plans to begin testing prototype self-driving electric vehicles on California roads later this year after winning approval from the state.
Oil change shops oppose Calif. bill on service intervalsTue, 21, Jun 2016
Major auto aftermarket and service organizations, including the Tire Industry Association, are opposing a California state bill they argue would set unrealistic restrictions on vehicle oil changes within the state.
From prime California location, Car Pros store is poised to ride Kia's riseMon, 20, Jun 2016
Lady luck has been kind to Ken Phillips, the country's top Kia dealer by volume. Now he hopes that trend continues with the opening of his multimillion-dollar Car Pros Kia store in Carson, Calif., along the busy Interstate 405 freeway.
Electric car startups fueled by Chinese money aim to catch TeslaTue, 14, Jun 2016
A few miles from Tesla's Palo Alto headquarters, a Silicon Valley startup plans to challenge the electric car maker with a rival family of vehicles designed and built in the U.S. with major backing from Chinese investors.
Tesla to open gallery at Nordstrom in L.A.Wed, 15, Jun 2016
Nordstrom shoppers in California will soon be able to check out a Tesla Model X while they browse the store's clothing selections.
VW opens California parts distribution centerTue, 14, Jun 2016
A 143,000-square-foot distribution center in Rocklin, Calif., is fully operational to distribute parts to 94 Volkswagen and Audi dealerships in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California, VW Group of America said today.
Google co-founder Page backing two startups making flying cars, report saysThu, 09, Jun 2016
Google co-founder Larry Page is backing two startups that are working on flying cars, including funding one of them with more than $100 million so far, Bloomberg Businessweek reported Thursday, citing sources.
UAW begins reaching out to Tesla workers, official saysThu, 09, Jun 2016
UAW officials have had contact with employees at Tesla Motors' Fremont, Calif., assembly plant, a top union official said in the latest acknowledgment that the union is interested in organizing the automaker's workers.