Automakers urge new EPA chief to withdraw Obama mpg rulesTue, 21, Feb 2017
A trade association representing GM, Toyota, Volkswagen and nine other automakers on Tuesday asked new EPA's new chief to withdraw an Obama administration decision to lock in vehicle emission rules through 2025.
Senate confirms Pruitt, giving EPA foe control of agencyFri, 17, Feb 2017
Carmakers' plea for fuel economy review sets stage for showdownThu, 16, Feb 2017
Automakers enjoying lucrative sales of trucks and SUVs are hoping President Donald Trump makes good on his vows to deregulate. Environmental groups are saying fuel efficiency standards won’t be watered down without a legal challenge.
Automakers press Trump to review 2025 mpg targetsSun, 12, Feb 2017
The chief executives of 18 major automakers and their U.S. arms are urging President Trump to revisit a decision by the Obama administration to lock in light-vehicle fuel efficiency rules through 2025. In a letter sent late Friday, the companies warned thousands of U.S. jobs could be at risk if the 54.5 mpg target is not revisited.
VW of America launches electric vehicle infrastructure unitTue, 07, Feb 2017
Volkswagen Group of America announced a U.S. subsidiary that will manage $2 billion in investments in zero-emission vehicle infrastructure and awareness programs over a decade as part of a court settlement over its excess diesel emissions.
EPA's Grundler: VW emissions violations, fines a deterrent to auto industryWed, 25, Jan 2017
The massive fines paid by Volkswagen and criminal indictment of seven company executives have become a "very strong deterrent" to cheating by other automakers, the EPA's director of transportation and air quality says.