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Officials in California are considering banning the sale of internal combustion engine cars as China and countries in Europe look to do the same. California Governor Jerry Brown has expressed interest in banning the sale of internal combustion vehicles in communications with California Air Recources Board chairman Mary Nichols. The United Kingdom, France and China […]

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Although already settled under the Obama administration, at the request of automakers – and against the protests of myriad advocacies – the Trump administration is re-assessing U.S. passenger vehicle efficiency standards for next decade. Included in at least 15 national or international advocacies saying decisions previously hashed out over eight years should be left alone are […]

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the latest European leader to call for the death of the internal combustion engine. In an interview with German magazine Superillu, Merkel suggested that a ban on the internal combustion engine was on the way, agreeing with the UK and France who have already called for stopping sales of new […]

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The EPA is adding another model year to its greenhouse gas emissions review, and the Consumers Union is asking it to reconsider. The 2017-2025 greenhouse gas standards were settled upon back in 2012, after agreements between automakers, labor groups, environmental groups, and both the California and federal governments. The deal called for a 5 percent […]

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The fix is in for another 326,000 Volkswagen and Audi diesels with 2.0L TDI engines. The EPA and the California Air Resources Board, along with Volkswagen, announced the approval of the fix earlier today. It covers “Generation One” models, which include 2009-2014 Jetta and Jetta SportWagen models, 2010-2014 Golfs, 2013 and 2014 Beetles and 2010-2013 […]

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With Volkswagen’s emission crisis winding down since it erupted Sept. 2015, Daimler AG is taking center stage as the next automaker to potentially face serious hardship for dastardly diesel misdeeds. For the last few months, investigators from the United States and Germany have begun suspecting that Mercedes-Benz equipped its vehicles with defeat devices similar to […]

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If a disinformation and error-filled video co-sponsored by a front group for oil merchants the Koch Brothers has its way, people will want to think twice about “dirty” electric cars. Making the rounds by a coordinated effort including sponsored Facebook posts widely disseminated, and being picked up here and there by media, the video decries […]

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Audi has been forced to stop selling gas-powered A4 and A5 models in Europe, for up to two months. The stoppage covers new gasoline engine A4 and A5 models as well as S4 and S5 performance models. The S cars don’t share an engine with the A models, but both are affected by the same […]

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A new report from Germany unveils accusations against Daimler of selling more than one million cars with excessive exhaust emissions. The Mercedes-Benz models were sold in the U.S. and Europe between 2008 and 2016, according to a report from German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung. The report comes after the paper uncovered a search warrant from the […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first began to suspect Fiat Chrysler of using an illegal emissions control device on its EcoDiesel V6 engine back in 2015, it has been revealed. According to emails obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, EPA regulators first approached FCA about its alleged use of an emissions control device in […]

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