October 26, 2020

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    Ford, Volkswagen to stay neutral on challenges to new vehicle emissions rules

    Four major automakers will remain neutral by taking no position on legal challenges to the Trump administration’s decision to weaken Obama-era fuel economy standards but want to weigh in on any court fix, according to a document read by Reuters. The Trump administration in March finalized a rollback of U.S. vehicle emissions standards to require […]

    Chrysler , Ford , General Motors , Volkswagen
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    Nevada to adopt stricter car pollution standards like California

    Nevada’s governor on Monday said that his state plans to embrace California’s car pollution regulations, joining more than a dozen other states and pursuing against the Trump administration’s decision to weaken fuel efficiency standards. Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak said Nevada will start working on new regulations to boost the number of electric and zero-emission vehicles […]

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    Trump administration to roll back fuel efficiency standards

    The Trump administration announced Tuesday it is replacing Obama-era fuel efficiency standards with a plan that calls for significantly lower annual increases — performing what it called “the largest deregulatory initiative of this administration”. The opponents of the move say that it will have huge environmental consequences and weaken former President Barack Obama‘s plan to […]

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    Trump administration to increase fuel economy standards, well below Obama plan

    The Trump administration is making a concession on its proposed minimum fuel economy standard for new vehicles, but environmental groups and a key Democratic senator are not happy that it does not go far enough, and still falls well below the standards set under the Obama administration. Fuel economy standards would boost 1.5% per year […]

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    Regulators received ‘wake-up call’ over fuel rules, says Fiat Chrysler

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV stated that U.S. regulators have got a “wake-up call” from automakers regarding the hurdles they face in trying to meet increasing Obama-era fuel-efficiency standards. In day two of a three-day public hearing regarding the Trump administration’s proposal to freeze fuel-efficiency standards at 2020 levels through 2026, automakers prompted regulators to continue […]

    Chrysler , Fiat
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    House Republicans propose to eliminate $7,500 electric vehicle credit

    House Republicans are proposing to get rid of the $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles, which could harm automakers such as General Motors, Tesla Inc and Nissan Motor, according to the bill revealed on Thursday. Present law enables automakers to use the credit, which phases out after an automaker hits 200,000 plug-in vehicles sales. Electric […]

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    Automakers say U.S. fuel economy standards are not realistic

    Automaker trade groups informed U.S. regulators they need to revise fuel efficiency mandates authorized in the final weeks of the Obama administration as the costs would be difficult and the standards do not reflect how low-cost gas prices are impacting consumer demand, but they stopped short of requesting for a particular reduction in the requirements […]

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    States taking legal action against Trump administration for delayed fuel-economy fines

    New York, California and three other U.S. states on Monday are taking legal action against the federal government for delaying the rollout of higher “gas-guzzler” penalties for auto companies constructing new automobiles failing to fulfill minimum fuel-economy standards. The suit, which likewise consists of Vermont, Maryland and Pennsylvania, is the highest-profile legal challenge to Trump […]

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    U.S. auto safety advocacy group selects Jason Levine, Obama-era official to top post

    U.S. automobile security advocacy group Center for Auto Safety has selected an individual with a track record in federal government customer protection firms as its new executive director, the industry body stated on Tuesday. Jason Levine has spent six years at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission during the administration of former president Barack Obama. […]

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    Donald Trump

    Donald Trump begins rollback of Obama’s vehicle pollution standards

    Donald Trump has started the procedure of rolling back carbon pollution standards for automobiles following a conference with automakers in Detroit, Michigan. Trump has directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review fuel performance standards that were an essential plank of Barack Obama’s effort to decrease greenhouse gas emissions. The relocation is a victory for […]

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    Automakers expects EPA to reopen vehicle emissions decision

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is anticipated to reveal this week if it would resume a review of 2022-2025 vehicle emissions requirements after car manufacturers urged the Trump administration to reverse a decision under former President Barack Obama, a source stated on Friday. Recently, trade groups representing General Motors, Toyota Motor, Volkswagen, Ford Motor, […]

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    Fiat Chrysler to generate 2,000 jobs in two plants in U.S.

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) stated it will invest $1 billion to improve two plants in the United States Midwest and generate 2,000 jobs, and possibly move production of a Ram heavy-duty truck to Michigan from Mexico. FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne stated on Monday the choice to retool factories in Ohio and Michigan to construct new […]

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    Trade group urges Trump to modify auto emissions policiess

    A significant auto trade group on Thursday advised President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team to modify fuel effectiveness mandates that could cost them billions of dollars and required a full-scale evaluation of the Obama administration’s autonomous vehicle policies. In an eight-page letter Thursday to Trump’s transition group revealed and reported earlier by Reuters, the Alliance of […]

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    U.S., 35 states to increase electric vehicle charging networks

    The White House stated on Thursday it will develop 48 nationwide electric vehicle charging networks on almost 25,000 miles of highways in 35 U.S. states. The Obama administration stated 28 states, energies and automobile producers, consisting of General Motors, BMW AG and Nissan Motor, and EV charging companies have likewise accepted to collaborate to jump-start […]

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    Toyota concerned about California self-driving oversight

    A Toyota Motor Corp official on Tuesday raised issues about California’s plans to require compliance with a prepared U.S. self-driving automobile safety check list, calling it “preposterous.”. Hilary Cain, director of innovation and innovation policy at Toyota Motor North America, criticized California’s proposition to require automakers to submit the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s […]

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