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Italy is facing legal action by the European Commission for failing to respond to claims of Fiat Chrysler Automobile having cheated on testing of vehicle emissions. The legal procedure could send the Italian government to court as the European Union cracks down on countries and automakers for the burgeoning scandal over diesel vehicle emissions; and […]

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Sales of the Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe zero-emission electric cars haven’t been enough for the automaker to satisfy global emissions rules, and the automaker’s powertrain engineering chief will be replaced over it. Reuters just reported that Alain Raposo, global head of powertrain engineering at the Renault-Nissan Alliance, will be moved to an advisory role, […]

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government is working on targets to cut pollution on the country’s roads that may set a deadline for automakers to shift a large portion of production plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). PEVs will consist of battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and Merkel’s chancellery is reviewing a draft of her […]

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