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.
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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.
Chrysler and Google have agreed to work together on self driving car technology. Google will buy 100 new Chrysler Pacifica minivans and use them to test autonomous systems. Engineers from both companies will work together at a joint facility in southern Michigan. Previously, Google purchased several Lexus 450h vehicles and added their own equipment to […]
Independent testers in Europe found Fiat emissions more than twenty times higher than the legal limit- is this the next round of dieselgate?
Originally published on CleanTechnica. For Cleantech Talk #18, Matthew, Kyle, and I talked about the Tesla buying experience and “Tesla dealerships,” the planned Chrysler plug-in hybrid electric minivan, and a 1 GW Quebec-to-Vermont HVDC interconnection (as well as the transmission network and renewable energy integration, in general). As a reminder, you can subscribe to Cleantech Talk on iTunes […]
A Chrysler plug-in hybrid minivan will appear in late 2016, based upon the next generation Town & Country that will debut in Detroit in January.
No one said you had to be a good fortune teller to run a car company. The latest executive in the automobile industry to indicate that he’s on the wrong side of the electric revolution is Maserati CEO, Alfa Romeo CEO, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CTO Harald Wester. It’s not the biggest surprise to find out that […]
Originally published on Sustainnovate. Following up on my articles on the history of solar power science, history of solar power policy, history of solar power manufacturing, history of wind turbines, and history of trains, here’s a piece on the history of electric cars. Most people mean “electric car” when they say “electric vehicle.” Electric vehicles […]
America may finally be buying electric cars in meaningful numbers, but it isn’t the first time US policy makers have tried to force electrification on the auto industry. After the first Arab Oil Crisis sent gas prices skyrocketing, the U.S. government pushed the auto industry and its partners to develop a viable electric vehicle, and […]
Originally slated to debut in 2013, the Mazda6 diesel has been delayed automaker struggled to meet strict U.S. emissions standards. But it’s still coming!
Fiat-Chrysler has plans to spin off Ferrari, with 90% of the shares going to FCA shareholders and an IPO imminent for 10% of the new company.
Ford has joined an effort to develop a universal language between cars and utilities that will let the two communicate via the cloud for many purposes.
One of the biggest stories this year was the reveal of the 2015 Ford F-150, which shed its steel body in favor of a lighter aluminum one.
The Chrysler Town & Country plug-in hybrid minivan will actually arrive a year early, coming to dealerships in 2015 instead of 2016.
Last Friday, Mitsubishi and Fiat-Chrysler signed a non-binding agreement to develop and build a midsize pickup based on the L200 platform.
I had high hopes for the new 2015 Chrysler 200 S AWD, but that’s because I wanted a new age Lancia Delta HF. How does this 200S stand up to that legend?
Fiat-Chrysler may be changing its tune toward EVs, with an executive revealing plans to work with advanced energy non-profit NextEnergy.
Pictures of a new for 2016 Alfa Romeo SUV was recently leaked to Germany’s Auto Bild magazine, and it might be coming to US dealers as early as next year!
BMW and Bosch have developed a DC fast charger that is smaller, lighter and less expensive than competing products.
Tesla recently offered to make all the patents protecting EV technology available to any auto manufacturer, but car makers aren’t biting as hard as hoped.