In this week’s edition of “The Gas2 Week in Review,” we look at what the future may be like in an all-EV transportation world.
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California officials are contemplating a ban on internal combustion engines similar to the bans under consideration in China, France, the UK, and India.
With the launch of the 61MPG, 129 HP, 1.9L Bluetec 4 cyl. Golf MK7.5, Volkswagen Launches its First New Diesel Since Dieselgate.
Toyota will use hydrogen fuel cell trucks in a study designed to reduce diesel emissions in Southern California.
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers has reversed course. Instead of a frontal assault on auto emissions rules, it says it can meet the requirements of the Obama administration if it just has a little more time.
Donald Trump is set to give a major speech to the automotive industry in Michigan today. He is expected to announce that the midterm review of CAFE standards will be extended one year.
Can the new EPA administrator revoke a waiver already granted to California for fuel economy standards? Nobody knows the answer but corporate greed by automakers means we are soon going to find out.
Ford CEO Mark Fields is telling Donald Trump and everyone else who will listen that current fuel economy standards will cost American 1 million jobs. What Fields really wants, though, is for Trump to put the kibosh on the California Air Resources Board.
California governor Jerry Brown will aggressively oppose the Trump administration on climate change. Who will win?
Volkswagen has created a new website entitled Electrify America where people and institutions can make suggestions about how the first $400,000 it is required to invest in electric car infrastructure as part of the diesel cheating settlement reached with state and federal officials. The comment section closes January 16.
The South Korea government is Seeking to press Criminal Prosecution Against VW Executives who knowingly participated in the emissions scandal!
In December, 1996, General Motors began leasing its innovative EV1 to customers in California. The EV1 generated a great deal of interest in electric cars but there was a reason why it was only available in California. The California Air Resources Board had promulgated regulations requiring manufacturers to sell zero emission cars if they want to continue doing business in the state.
Industry sources say Chevrolet will lose $9,000 on each Bolt it sells. How can it afford to do that?
The Trumpster has made it clear he plans to take a wrecking ball to the Environmental Protection Agency, which he blames for imposing a welter of regulations that make American businesses unable to compete in the global economy. One part of those regulations involves CAFE, or Corporate Average Fuel Economy, rules that have been in […]
Two days after the election, the big 2.5 in Detroit have fired off a letter to the Trump transition team asking for relief from the fuel economy and emissions regulations promulgated by the EPA.
Volkswagen + Audi have been Caught Cheating on Emissions tests – Again! This time, though, it’s with the company’s popular gasoline models, not diesels.
Tom Moloughney is a big fan of the BMW i3. He says his has driven more than 56,000 miles on less than 50 gallons of gas, thanks to its onboard range extender engine.
At a conference in Michigan this week, auto industry executives clashed with government administrators while a Tesla representative accused the car companies of building kitchen appliances instead of cars.
The EPA, NHTSA, and CARB have fallen victim to a full court press by the auto industry. Under intense pressure, they have decided to roll back the proposed 2025 CAFE standard previously set at 54.5 mpg.
CARB has rejected a plan by Volkswagen to fix non-conforming V-6 diesel engines in cars sold in California. The company is still a long way from resolving its diesel emissions cheating scandal.