EPA, SEMA at odds over proposed racecar rule

5:10 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2016

A potential EPA ban on many road-to-racecar conversions has touched off a battle with the aftermarket industry, whose trade group says the move would reverse decades of agency policy and deal a blow to auto racing and the parts market....
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EPA greenhouse gas rule would ban conversion of light vehicles to racecars

10:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016

An EPA proposal to slash greenhouse gas emissions by medium and heavy duty vehicles would also ban the conversion of street cars into racecars, with far-reaching effects on auto racing and the aftermarket parts industry....
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Fiat Chrysler runs short on time to fix emissions problems in U.S.

Jan. 20, 2016 10:35 CET

Fiat Chrysler is running short on time to fix its emissions record in the U.S. The company finished last in an Environmental Protection Agency ranking of CO2 emissions for the fourth consecutive year in 2014. The EPA plans to accelerate its targets sharply beginning next year....
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EPA ponders post-2025 regulation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Advancements in electrification, vehicle connectivity and autonomous technologies have prompted the EPA to rethink its approach to setting future tailpipe emissions rules, the agency's top auto official said....
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U.S. says talks will continue to reach VW diesel emissions fix

Jan. 14, 2016 09:31 CET

U.S. environmental officials said talks will continue with Volkswagen aimed at reaching an agreement on a fix for nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles that emit up to 40 times legally allowable limits....
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U.S. regulators signal no quick remedy for VW's diesels

10:44 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

The timetable for VW to deploy fixes for seven years' worth of diesel vehicles and resume sales of new ones remains unknown after California regulators rejected the automaker's initial repair proposals, a top EPA official said today....
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VW CEO faces crucial meeting after California board rejects diesel fix

Jan. 13, 2016 10:57 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller faces a crucial meeting today with U.S. regulators to discuss ways out of the emissions-cheating crisis, a day after California rejected VW's initial proposed diesel engine fix, calling it "incomplete."...
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VW to expand diesel compensation program in U.S. to larger vehicles

12:24 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Volkswagen has expanded its diesel emissions compensation program to owners of VW SUVs powered by its 3.0-liter V-6 diesel engine, Volkswagen of America CEO Michael Horn said today....
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EPA official: Low fuel prices, slow EV sales won't influence review on 54.5 mpg

1:11 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Cheap gasoline and slow sales of hybrids and electric vehicles will not influence the midterm review of the government's proposed 54.5 mpg fleet average fuel economy standard for the 2025 model year, Christopher Grundler, the EPA's director of transportation and air quality, told Automotive News today....
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VW CEO Mueller to hold high-level talks in Washington on emissions scandal

Jan. 7, 2016 18:00 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller will meet with the top U.S. environmental regulator next week, the highest-level talks since the automaker admitted to using software to evade emissions requirements. Mueller also plans visits to Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers....
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Volkswagen CEO to hold high-level talks in Washington on emissions scandal

11:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller will meet with the top U.S. environmental regulator next week, the highest-level talks since the German automaker admitted to using software to evade emissions requirements in 580,000 U.S. vehicles....
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Fiat Chrysler buys emissions credits from Tesla, Toyota, Honda

4:20 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2015

Fiat Chrysler, which lags the auto industry in fuel efficiency, purchased U.S. greenhouse gas emissions credits from Toyota, Tesla and Honda, a government report said today....
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Fuel economy gains slow amid increased light truck demand

3:03 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2015

Automakers saw slower progress toward achieving the U.S. government’s fleet-wide fuel economy target of 54.5 mpg by 2025 as cheap gasoline fueled surging demand for light trucks....
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Cheap gas spurs SUV sales and puts U.S. climate goals at risk

10:16 am U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2015

Surging demand for trucks and SUVs fueled by cheap gasoline is holding back improvements in U.S. fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions, a government report said today....
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U.S. approves 2016 BMW diesel X5 for sale after EPA review

5:51 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2015

The EPA and California Air Resources Board approved the sale of the new 2016 BMW diesel X5 after government testing found no evidence of software to evade emissions standards....
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BLOG: Nader made American car buyers demand safer, cleaner vehicles

11:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2015

When I discovered cars in the early 1970s, Ralph Nader was the enemy. Things have certainly changed with age....
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VW's 3.0-liter diesels under wider scrutiny by EPA, CARB

2:14 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

The EPA said at least 85,000 vehicles from Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche with 3.0-liter diesel V-6 engines contain software allegedly designed to foil emissions tests, substantially widening the number of vehicles believed to be affected by the issue....
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CARB chair says VW likely will buy back some diesels

12:07 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 20, 2015

The chief of the California Air Resources Board says Volkswagen “likely” will buy back at least some of the roughly 325,000 VW vehicles using the first generation of its 2.0-liter diesel with emissions-masking software....
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VW's Horn: Plan for emissions fix coming 'soon'

8:51 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Volkswagen Group of America may soon disclose how it intends to fix 482,000 2.0-liter diesel vehicles with illegal emissions software, the company's chief said. The automaker is approaching a Friday deadline to submit draft plans for the fixes to the California Air Resources Board. CARB and the EPA must approve VW's repair plans before a recall can begin....
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Audi says gift cards help it identify owners of tainted diesels

6:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Volkswagen AG's “goodwill gesture” of $1,000 worth of gift cards to owners of cars with engines that pollute more than the law allows is helping the company identify those autos when it comes time to fix them, Audi of America President Scott Keogh said....
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EPA official Grundler will speak at World Congress

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Christopher Grundler, the EPA official who will rule on Volkswagen's efforts to resume selling diesel-powered vehicles in the U.S., will speak at the Automotive News World Congress on Wednesday, Jan. 13....
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VW, Audi to meet U.S. regulators on emissions this week, report says

10:19 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Volkswagen and Audi executives will meet with U.S. environmental regulators this week, ahead of a Nov. 20 California deadline to submit a plan to fix nearly 500,000 diesel cars that violate pollution emission rules, people familiar with the matter told Reuters....
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Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon diesels first pickups to top 30 mpg on highway

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

The EPA has certified the diesel-powered versions of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon at 31 mpg highway -- the highest rating of any truck, big or small, gasoline or diesel -- sold in the U.S....
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Audi and Porsche models in Europe fitted with devices that U.S. says cheated tests

Nov. 5, 2015 17:58 CET

VW Group's luxury diesel cars in Europe, including Audi and Porsche models, are fitted with the same software that U.S. regulators say was used to cheat emissions tests in the United States, the automaker said....
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EU seeks clarity on VW emissions after U.S. 'cheat' probe widens

Nov. 3, 2015 12:20 CET

The European Commission said it wanted clarity on the full extent of diesel emissions cheating by VW Group after U.S. regulators widened their probe to include larger engines used in some Audi and Porsche models....
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