October 21, 2020

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    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles FCA

    Fiat to pay $9.5 million U.S. fine for deceiving investors on emissions audit

    Fiat Chrysler will pay a $9.5 million (£7.4 million) civil penalty to settle allegations it deceived investors by not revealing that it carried out only a limited internal review of its compliance with emissions regulations, the top U.S. securities regulator stated on Monday. Fiat Chrysler, which did not admit or reject wrongdoing to resolve the […]

    Chrysler , Fiat
    Daimler logo

    Daimler to pay $2.2 billion in diesel emissions cheating settlements in the U.S.

    German automaker Daimler AG will pay $2.2 billion to resolve a U.S. government diesel emissions cheating investigation and claims from 250,000 U.S. vehicle owners, according to court documents. The automaker and its Mercedes-Benz USA LLC unit revealed on August 13 it had reached a settlement in principle resolving civil and environmental claims associated with 250,000 […]

    Daimler
    Daimler

    U.S. to reveal Daimler diesel emissions cheating settlement

    German automaker Daimler AG is set to pay an $875 million civil penalty for violating clean air laws of the U.S., as part of a $1.5 billion settlement with the country and California regulators over excess diesel emissions in passenger vehicles and vans, two people knowledgeable about the matter said. The U.S. Justice Department and […]

    Daimler
    Volkswagen logo

    Volkswagen asks U.S. appeals court to reconsider ruling on emissions updates

    German automaker Volkswagen owned U.S. subsidiary on Thursday asked the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to reconsider a ruling which stated that two counties could seek financial penalties for excess diesel emissions that might cost the automaker billions of dollars. The 3-0 ruling in June said Utah’s Salt Lake County and Florida’s Hillsborough County […]

    Volkswagen
    teen car driver

    Rules for Your Teen Driver that You Have to Set as a Parent

    Parents that think about their teen driving at some point might be terrified. Teens have the highest rates of accidents due to inexperience driving in certain situations. Distractions are prevalent for people of all ages but texting and driving is an epidemic that teens have a huge part in. Setting rules for your teen driving […]

    Cars
    General Motors

    General Motors is not a target in UAW corruption probe, says US Attorney’s office

    US automaker General Motors is not a target in the Justice Department’s probe into corruption within the United Auto Workers union, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Detroit stated on Friday. GM said earlier Friday that media reports claiming that GM might be a focus of a newer front in the years long criminal investigation being carried […]

    General Motors
    General Motors

    General Motors ignition switch settlement wins U.S. court approval

    General Motors on Thursday won preliminary American court approval of a $120 million settlement with vehicle owners who said faulty ignition switches caused their vehicles to lose value. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman in Manhattan granted approval at a hearing which was conducted by phone. The accord would resolve the last major piece of litigation […]

    General Motors
    Department of motor vehicles (DMV)

    Mad City Sales breaches DMV regulations, can’t sell cars for 45 days

    A car dealership in Madison has been forced to shut down for more than a month for breaching several DMV rules and practices. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles stated that Mad City Sales, Inc. identified breaches of DMV processes and proscribed business practices. According to the agency, they suspended Mad City […]

    USA
    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Indiana Senate endorses ban on motorists using handheld phones

    A proposal that would prohibit motorists from using handheld cellphones on Indiana roads seems to be on its way to becoming law. The Indiana Senate voted 43-4 Tuesday in support of the bill that supporters say is intended at making roadways safer by combating distracted driving. House members endorsed previous month a similar version of the bill that would […]

    USA
    Indianapolis, Indiana

    Indiana House endorses ban on motorists from using handheld cellphones

    The Indiana House endorsed a proposal last week on Wednesday which would prohibit drivers from using handheld cellphones. Supporters of the proposal say it is aimed at combating distracted driving. House members voted 86-10 in support of the bill that only allows cellphone use with hands-free or voice-operated technology, unless there is an emergency. The bill would expand […]

    Cars
    Olympia, WA — Old Capitol Building and Sylvester Park

    Washington’s new car seat laws may keep kids strapped in

    In Washington, your child may need to be in a booster seat well into middle school come the new year. Governor Jay Inslee has signed into law this past April, updating regulations on car and booster seat use to better protect children. These are the new guidelines that will go into effect on January 1: Children […]

    Cars
    chicago

    Chicago authorizes traffic congestion tax on ride-hailing services

    A proposal to fight traffic congestion in Chicago by boosting taxes on certain ride-hailing trips won city council approval on Tuesday as the city and ride providers alleged each other of penalizing low-income passengers. Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan boosts the city’s tax on single-passenger trips and decreases the tax on shared rides while imposing new […]

    Cars
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA)

    Fiat Chrysler faces $79 million U.S. penalty

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Wednesday stated it faces a $79 million U.S. civil penalty for their failure to meet 2017 fuel economy requirements, as regulators reported more car manufactures were falling short of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions standards. Fiat stated the payment is not expected to have a material influence on its business. Of […]

    Chrysler , Fiat
    Donald Trump

    Major automakers worry about Trump ‘grenade’ – auto tariffs

    Significant automakers are hopeful on the outlook for the U.S. economy and auto sales, but a huge concern remains – will President Donald Trump throw a “grenade” into the auto sector by imposing sweeping tariffs of up to 25 percent on auto-related imports? The industry is in “wait-and-see mode,” however the tariffs would be a […]

    Cars , Toyota
    Ford Motor logo

    Ford probing possible problems with fuel economy, emissions tests

    Ford Motor stated on Thursday it has employed outside experts to probe its vehicle fuel economy and testing procedures after employees raised issues, and did not know if it would have to correct data given to regulators or consumers. The issues concerning Ford’s testing processes do not concern the use of so-called defeat devices – […]

    Ford

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