California to halt purchasing GM, Toyota and Chrysler vehicles over emissions fight

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California stated on Monday it will stop all purchases of new vehicles for state government fleets from General Motors, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and other automakers supporting U.S. President Donald Trump in a fight to strip the state of authority to regulate tailpipe emissions. Between 2016 and 2018, California bought $58.6 million in vehicles from General […]

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’ […]

Ex-governor criticizes GM for backing Trump on tailpipe emissions

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Former California Governor Jerry Brown criticized General Motors Co on Tuesday for taking side with the Trump administration in its bid to block California from setting its own fuel efficiency and tailpipe emission regulations for passenger cars and trucks. “It’s really something at this very moment when California is burning that General Motors jumps on […]

GM, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler support Trump on California emissions challenge

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Significant automakers are siding with the Trump administration in its bid to bar California from setting its own fuel efficiency rules or zero-emission requirements for vehicles, the companies stated in a filing with a U.S. appeals court late on Monday. The move by companies such as General Motors, Toyota Motor, Hyundai Motor, and Fiat Chrysler […]

Most new vehicles to get over-the-air upgrade tech by 2023, says General Motors

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General Motors stated on Monday that majority of its global models will be capable of over-the-air software upgrades by 2023, as GM presents new vehicle electrical systems aimed to securely handle heavy data traffic and software downloads from the internet. General Motors and other established auto companies have been not that quick to catch up […]

Trump administration drops plan to require vehicle brake-throttle override system

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The Trump administration stated Monday it is going to drop rules initially proposed in 2012 that would have needed automakers to install brake-throttle override systems to avoid runaway vehicles. The regulation was proposed in response to a range of unintended sudden acceleration incidents in Toyota vehicles by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). It […]