Calif. heat, foul air set stage for Trump tailpipe debate
To test how Americans feel about its plan for rolling back car and truck pollution standards, the Trump administration is holding an initial public hearing on Monday in Fresno, Calif.
California urges Trump administration to abandon mpg plan
California's top air regulator urged the Trump administration to abandon a plan to freeze fuel efficiency standards through 2026, as automakers urged state and federal regulators to reach agreement to extend nationwide rules.
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Changing federal pollution standards will create confusion
It's unclear how much auto business will benefit from relaxing standards for tailpipe emissions. To some observers, the biggest winners are petroleum companies that will be able to sell more oil and gasoline.
Amazon's Alexa rides shotgun through new Echo Auto device
Amazon's latest aftermarket product, Echo Auto, allows drivers to bring the power of Alexa with them on the road.
California, other states set to challenge Trump over relaxed emissions rules
Democratic leaders in three states warned again Friday they are ready to challenge the Trump administration in court, alleging abuse of power, if it moves ahead with plans to weaken tailpipe emission standards, and they criticized the auto industry for welching on a national agreement to roughly double fuel economy targets.
Nissan recalls over 215,000 vehicles in U.S. for fire concern
Nissan is recalling 215,124 vehicles in the U.S. over an anti-lock brake pump defect that may increase the risk of a fire. Nissan told owners to park their vehicles outdoors.
Tesla Model 3 aces NHTSA's crash tests
The Tesla Model 3 sedan has been awarded five stars in all crash tests conducted by NHTSA.
CAFE hearing schedule draws protest
Critics are accusing the Trump administration of trying to hasten the review of proposed fuel economy rules toward a predetermined outcome.
Court challenge to CAFE review looms
Plaintiffs fighting the Trump administration's decision to cap vehicle fuel economy at 2020 model year levels question whether the EPA properly followed administrative law when it reopened the Obama administration's January 2017 decision.
BMW drives to cut battery costs, share costs on autonomous vehicles
BMW plans more deals with mining companies to secure electric vehicle battery materials, and is open to forming alliances to share the costs of developing AV systems, the automaker's r&d chief said.
Uber to spend $150 million in Toronto on engineering, self-driving cars
Uber is spending $150 million to open an engineering hub and expand self-driving car operations in Toronto, underscoring the company's commitment to autonomous vehicle development despite setbacks.
GM to recall 1.2M pickups, SUVs for steering problem
General Motors is recalling more than 1.2 million full-size pickups and SUVs globally because of a potential steering problem that could increase the risk of a crash. GM, according to a spokesman, is aware of 30 accidents resulting in two injuries because of the defect. No deaths have been reported.
California 'comforted' by Trump officials after authority threat
The head of California's clean air agency doesn't expect a protracted court fight from President Donald Trump's proposed challenge to the state's legal authority to regulate tailpipe emissions.
Porsche pushes two more on-demand pilot programs
Porsche's ongoing experimentation with on-demand vehicle access has generated two more pilot programs. The goal: Find ways to get people into Porsches.
U.K. test of flying taxi led by energy CEO
The founder of one of Britain's national energy suppliers has a new company, and he intends for it to offer inter-city flying taxi services that take off and land vertically within four years.
Mercedes' first full-electric vehicle is one of many aimed at challenging Tesla
Mercedes-Benz is firing the opening shots in what will surely be a bloody battle to dominate the next generation of powertrain technology.
Falling sedan sales offer proof that CAFE worked
Sedan sales hit another low in August, as consumers choose trucks and SUVs with improved fuel economy, proving CAFE as a regulatory scheme has been successful.