Volvo Cars in talks with California to reach emissions deal

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Volvo Cars confirmed that it is in talks with California to reach a voluntary emissions agreement. Mary Nichols, who heads the California Air Resources Board, revealed earlier Volvo planned to join Ford Motor, Honda Motor, BMW AG and Volkswagen AG . In July, the four struck an agreement with California to embrace emissions standards that were more strict than the Trump […]

Waymo and Cruise oppose California self-driving data requirement

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Alphabet Inc’s Waymo and General Motors’ Cruise are leading a backlash in opposition to a California reporting requirement on self-driving vehicle test data that the companies claim is not relevant or appropriate in measuring performance or progress. Data released Wednesday by California revealed Waymo and Cruise once again had the greatest number of test miles […]

California considers the electric-car requirement for ride shares

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Uber may be on the brink of another battle with California lawmakers. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday stated that he was thinking about instituting a requirement that would enforce ride-share services to use electric vehicles. “We have the power to regulate car share,” stated Garcetti in his interview with the Financial Times. “We can […]

GM, Fiat Chrysler and Toyota thanked by Trump on California emissions fight

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U.S. President Donald Trump has thanked General Motors, Toyota Motor, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and other significant automakers for “standing with” his efforts to block California from setting its own vehicle emissions regulations for cars and trucks. “California has treated the Auto Industry very poorly for many years, harming Workers and Consumers,” Trump tweeted. The automakers’ […]