The NHTSA is Requiring Fuel Economy Improvements of 8% for 2024 and 2025 Model Year Vehicles and by 10% for 2026 Models
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and NHTSA Deputy Administrator Dr. Steven Cliff announced details of the new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards on Friday. The updates are intended to save consumers money, address climate change, improve fuel efficiency, and reduce U.S. dependence on foreign energy sources.
Eric Walz2022-05-08 12:30 PT
EPA Announces Stricter Emissions Standards To Bump Fleet Average to 40 MPG
The EPA finalized the new emissions standards earlier this month and affects vehicles from the 2023 model year to 2026.
Vineeth Joel Patel2022-02-02 08:15 PT
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Volkswagen’s bid to Avoid State Lawsuits Over the 2015 ‘Dieselgate’ Scandal
The U.S. The Supreme Court on Monday rejected German automaker Volkswagen AG's bid to avoid individual state lawsuits filed by officials in three states that are seeking damages as a result of the dieselgate scandal, in which the automaker admitted to tampering with emission control software in millions of diesel-powered vehicles sold in the U.S.
Eric Walz2021-12-22 15:15 PT
Volkswagen’s ID.4 Pro SUV Awarded an EPA Estimated Range of 249 Miles, Edging Out the Ford Mustang Mach-E
The new electric ID.4 Pro SUV from automaker Volkswagen has received its official EPA range figures. After testing, the 2021 all-wheel-drive (AWD) ID.4 Pro was awarded an EPA-estimated range figure of 249 miles. The more sporty version of the ID.4, the AWD Pro S, comes in slightly less at 240 miles.
FutureCar Staff 2021-10-21 14:15 PT
California Senators Urge President Biden to Set Date for the Phase Out of Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles in the U.S.
In a letter to President Biden, California senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) are urging the White House to follow the state's lead in banning the sale of gas-powered passenger vehicles by 2035 and set a date by which all new cars and passenger trucks sold in the U.S. will be zero-emission vehicles.
Eric Walz2021-04-28 15:50 PT
Nissan Joins General Motors in Backing California’s Stricter Emission Rules for Motor Vehicles
Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co. has joined General Motors in exiting a group of automakers that had backed U.S. President Donald Trump in his bid to prevent California from imposing its own vehicle emissions rules. Nissan initially sided with the Trump administration on loosening the fuel economy standards, but after GM reversed its stance last week, Nissan is following the company's lead.
FutureCar Staff 2021-01-10 17:00 PT
The U.S. EPA Officially Certifies Ford’s Fully-Electric Mach-E Range of 300 Miles
Ford Motor Company’s first fully-electric Mach-E SUV will have an EPA estimated range of 300 miles. On Monday, Ford announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified range numbers for several variants of the all-electric 2021 Mustang Mach-E. According to the data, Ford has met all of its EPA estimated range targets for its first fully-electric vehicle.
FutureCar Staff 2020-12-30 12:25 PT
California Governor Signs Executive Order Banning the Sale of New Combustion Engine Vehicles by 2035
California Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles in the state to be zero-emission by 2035, as well as additional measures to eliminate harmful emissions from the transportation sector. The order will aggressively move the state away from its reliance on fossil fuels while creating jobs and spurring economic growth in the clean energy sector. It will also lead to cleaner air for millions of California residents.
Eric Walz2020-10-30 13:30 PT
Lucid Motors Raises the Bar for EV Range With 517 Miles on a Single Charge for its Air Sedan
Luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors can now claim the longest range for a production vehicle using an EPA approved test procedure. The company's first electric vehicle, the ultra-luxurious Lucid Air sedan, achieved an equivalent of 517 miles on a single charge, something that Tesla, or any other automaker, has yet to achieve.
Eric Walz2020-09-17 06:15 PT
Tesla’s Model S Breaks the 400-Mile Range Barrier for the First Time
Tesla announced it made a number of improvements to the Long Range Plus Model S and reached the elusive 400-mile range target. The latest version of the Model S sedan achieved an official EPA estimated range of 402 miles, which is 20% higher than the Model S 100D with the same battery pack design.
FutureCar Staff 2020-07-23 10:00 PT
Amid the Coronavirus Crisis in the U.S., the Trump Administration Moves Forward on Rolling Back Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards
While the United States along with the rest of the world battles the coronavirus pandemic, which has already resulted in over 3,000 deaths in the U.S. and the virtual shutdown of the economy, President Trump is moving forward with plans to roll back fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles.
Eric Walz2020-05-07 13:15 PT
Trump Administration Looks to Solidify Rollback of Fuel Economy Regulations
The White House Office of Management and Budget received a final version of the Trump Administration’s plans to rollback strict fuel economy mandates set in place by the Obama administration.
Vineeth Joel Patel2020-02-23 12:00 PT
Fuel Economy Regulations Causing Discord Between Automakers, Lawmakers
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been sued by 23 states over the government agency’s effort to revoke California’s ability to set its own car emissions rules.
Vineeth Joel Patel2019-12-31 05:30 PT
9 Environmental Groups Sue the U.S. Dept of Transportation Over California Emission Ruling
As the Trump administration is actively trying to prevent the state of California from setting its own automobile emission standards, the push back from automakers and environmental groups continues. Nine environmental groups sued the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) on Friday over its efforts to strip California of its strict emissions requirements.
FutureCar Staff 2019-11-03 16:00 PT
U.S. Launches Antitrust Probe into California Automaker Emissions Agreement
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether the decision of four automakers in July to reach a voluntary agreement with California to adopt state emissions standards violated antitrust law, people briefed on the matter said on Friday.
FutureCar Staff 2019-10-13 09:00 PT
Head of the NHTSA to Resign Amid the Trump Administration’s Push to Rollback Fuel Economy Standards
The acting administrator of the National highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Heidi King will resign from her role on Aug 31, as the Trump administration looks to rollback fuel economy standards in the U.S.
Eric Walz2019-09-18 15:55 PT
12 U.S. States Band Together to Challenge Trump Administration’s Fuel Economy Penalty Freeze
A group of 12 states led by California and New York on Friday challenged the Trump administration’s decision to suspend a 2016 Obama administration regulation that more than doubled penalties for automakers that fail to meet fuel efficiency requirements.
FutureCar Staff 2019-09-08 17:40 PT
General Motors is Pushing for National Zero Emissions Program
General Motors is pushing for a National Zero Emissions Program (NZEV) to be adopted across all 50 states starting in 2021. On Friday, GM plans to file its proposed plan to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Eric Walz2018-12-02 10:51 PT
Trump Administration Seeks to Revoke California's Ability to Set its Own Fuel Economy Standards
The Trump administration is looking to revoke California’s ability to set its own fuel efficiency standards and reverse planned hikes in fuel efficiency standards adopted by the former Obama administration.
Eric Walz2018-08-29 16:47 PT
California to Spend $768M on Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
In a push to support the adoption of to electric vehicles in California, the state’s utilities will invest nearly $768 million to expand a network of electric vehicle charging stations and build other infrastructure as California looks to have 5 million zero-emission vehicles on the roads by 2030.
Eric Walz2018-07-08 11:12 PT
Researchers at South Korea's Chung-Ang University Develop a ‘Meta-Reinforcement' Machine Learning Algorithm for Traffic Lights to Improve Vehicle Throughput
Eric WalzDec 22, 2022 2:30 PM PT
Zeekr's New 009 Electric Passenger Van is the World's First EV to Feature CATL's Advanced ‘Qilin' Battery With a Range of 510 Miles
Eric WalzDec 19, 2022 1:45 PM PT
Hyundai Gets Serious About Electric Performance Cars, Shows off Two Concepts
Vineeth Joel PatelDec 17, 2022 6:15 AM PT