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FCA to Pay $300 Million Fine for Emissions-Cheating Vehicles

FCA to Pay $300 Million Fine for Emissions-Cheating Vehicles

The investigation found that more than 100,000 Ram and Jeep vehicles with the available 3.0-liter turbodiesel engine were equipped with defeat devices that would help them pass emissions testing.

Vineeth Joel Patel2022-05-29 18:45 PT

EPA Announces Stricter Emissions Standards To Bump Fleet Average to 40 MPG

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 Patel2021-12-27 08:15 PT

2022 Ford Mustang V8 Loses 10 Horsepower Because of Emissions Regulations

2022 Ford Mustang V8 Loses 10 Horsepower Because of Emissions Regulations

The 5.0-liter V8 found in the Mustang GT and Mach 1 are losing power because of more stringent LEV III regulations.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-10-16 15:00 PT

The Biden Administration Asks Automakers to Back its Pledge of 40% of New Car Sales Being Electric by 2030

The Biden Administration Asks Automakers to Back its Pledge of 40% of New Car Sales Being Electric by 2030

The White House wants electric vehicles to make up at least 40% of all new car sales in the U.S. by 2030 and has asked automakers to voluntarily back its pledge to help it reach that goal. The request from the White House comes as the Biden administration prepares to roll out proposed revisions to vehicle emissions standards as early as next week, which would cover 2023 through 2026 model year vehicles.

FutureCar Staff 2021-07-30 10:45 PT

EPA Chief Claims Tougher Emissions, Fuel Economy Regulations Coming by July

EPA Chief Claims Tougher Emissions, Fuel Economy Regulations Coming by July

The Biden administration is looking to put new fuel economy regulations and new limits on emissions in place as quickly as this July, as the administration wants to put the Trump administration's regulations in the past.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-04-11 16:05 PT

Volkswagen to Buy Emission Credits from Tesla in China to Comply with Environmental Regulations, Sources Say

Volkswagen to Buy Emission Credits from Tesla in China to Comply with Environmental Regulations, Sources Say

​Automaker Volkswagen plans to buy emission credits from Tesla in China, according to sources familiar with the plans.​ The deal would be the first of its kind for the two automakers in China. As the world’s leading producer of fully-electric vehicles, Tesla is in a unique position to sell emission credits to other automakers, including in Europe and China.

Eric Walz2021-04-01 13:40 PT

15 States Sue the NHTSA Over Emissions Penalties

15 States Sue the NHTSA Over Emissions Penalties

The lawsuit centers around former President Donald Trump and the NHTSA’s decision to delay fee increases for automotive manufacturers that fail to meet fuel economy standards.

Vineeth Joel Patel2021-02-15 07:00 PT

9 Environmental Groups Sue the U.S. Dept of Transportation Over California Emission Ruling

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 2019-09-27 17:00 PT

EPA Threatens to Take Away Billions in Highway Funding Over Air Quality in California

EPA Threatens to Take Away Billions in Highway Funding Over Air Quality in California

The Trump administration has escalated its vehicle emissions feud with the state of California on Tuesday by threatening to withdraw billions of dollars in federal highway funds citing poor air quality in the state.

Eric Walz2019-09-24 17:00 PT

U.S. Launches Antitrust Probe into California Automaker Emissions Agreement

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 2019-09-06 09:00 PT

U.S. Moving to Block California Vehicle Emissions Rules

U.S. Moving to Block California Vehicle Emissions Rules

Two U.S. agencies are preparing to submit for final White House regulatory review a plan to revoke California’s authority to set its own vehicle greenhouse gas standards.

FutureCar Staff 2019-09-05 09:00 PT

12 U.S. States Band Together to Challenge Trump Administration’s Fuel Economy Penalty Freeze

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 2019-08-02 17:40 PT

As the Trump Administration Seeks to Rollback Nationwide Fuel Economy Standards, Automakers Strike Secret Deal with California to Keep Them in Place

As the Trump Administration Seeks to Rollback Nationwide Fuel Economy Standards, Automakers Strike Secret Deal with California to Keep Them in Place

Four of the world’s biggest automakers, Ford, BMW, Volkswagen and Honda have rebuffed the Trump administration's planned fuel economy rollback and have struck a deal with California to more closely adhere to the Obama era mandate of achieving 54.5 mpg by 2025.

Eric Walz2019-07-25 12:10 PT

Audi Turning to Green Factory to Manufacture EVs

Audi Turning to Green Factory to Manufacture EVs

Electric vehicles may be more efficient and produce less emissions than cars with internal combustion engines, but manufacturing the cars produces much more emissions. Audi’s looking to make manufacturing its EVs more friendly to the environment.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-04-11 03:00 PT

General Motors CEO Mary Barra Calls for National Fuel Economy Standard

General Motors CEO Mary Barra Calls for National Fuel Economy Standard

With a meeting involving Donald Trump, automakers, and CEOs on the horizon, GM’s Chairman Mary Barra expressed wishes for a national fuel economy standard.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-05-20 17:30 PT