Sick of Waiting for troubled Elio Motors, some of the brand’s Trike “Owners” have started to talk about Filing Lawsuits to get their money back.
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A new lawsuit brought against Mercedes-Benz states that the company’s existing diesel engines pollute up to 65x the legal amount when it’s cold out.
Tesla has filed a hard-hitting legal brief that calls out the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commissioner as part of a lawsuit to win back its dealership rights.
This week Don Panoz filed suit in Georgia state court to block Nissan from racing its ZEOD RC Le Mans car after taking out an accusatory advertisement in a Tennesse newspaper, reports Racer Online. The suit seeks monetary damages against both Nissan and Ben Bowlby, the lead designer for both the ZEOD RC and the DeltaWing […]
Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson has a bit of a continuity problem in his narrative about fracking. He needs to present a product that the world can accept as safe- but he knows better, and he’s willing to sue to keep fracking away from his own family.
OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada, December 20, 2013 (ENS) – The Joint Review Panel for the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline Project today recommended that the federal government approve the multi-billion dollar pipeline, subject to 209 required…
From Richmond, CA to Ecuador to Romania, communities impacted by oil giant Chevron’s operations are rising up to demand justice. Chevron’s response in each case has been consistently irresponsible: Deny any wrongdoing, cover up the extent of corporate…
Michigan-based Bell’s Brewery has just filed a brass-balled lawsuit against Big Oil company Enbridge, whose busted pipeline spilled nearly 850,00 gallons of Line 6B oil into the Kalamazoo River, making it the largest tar sands oil spill in US history when it happened back in 2010.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority (the Authority) has reached a settlement with a group of California Central Valley farmers who had sued to block the high speed rail project based on environmental grounds.
Time is running out for high speed rail in California and now the legality of even breaking ground on the project is being questioned.
Tesla Motors filed a “libel and malicious falsehood” lawsuit against the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)’s Top Gear show, but it was dismissed by a British appeals court. Again.
Ford received a lot negative attention and a federal class action lawsuit for advertising their new C-MAX hybrid and the Fusion hybrid’s 47 MPG efficiency. It all came to a head after Consumer Reports stated that the fuel efficiency ratings obtained from their own test results were 17% and 21% lower than the EPA fuel efficiency that Ford claimed. This backlash could lead to new hybrid vehicle testing methods from the EPA.
Sound the sad trombone, because once again there is a lawsuit over the failure of drivers to achieve the listed EPA mpg numbers. This time it is Ford which is facing the wrath of angry car buyers, spearheaded by a buyer out of California who wants the Blue Oval to reimburse him for his purchase while ceasing sales tactics highlighting the 2013 Ford Fusion and C-Max Hybrid’s 47 mpg rating.
For the past year, consumer groups have gone after Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia, claiming that their advertised mpg ratings were over-generous. Well it turns out that the EPA agrees, and Hyundai/Kia will not only downgrade their vehicle mpg ratings, but will also compensate owners of 2011-2013 models affected by the downgrade.
Truth and facts beat out shady GOP politics and frustrating hipster ignorance this week when a US Appeals Court decided that the lawsuit brought against the EPA by petroleum and food lobbyists (for mandating higher ethanol content in gasoline) lacked sufficient merit to move forward. The trade organizations claimed that the shift to E15 would […]
On some level, we all know that automakers advertised fuel economy numbers are a bit…optimistic, shall we say. So while there may be a glut of 40 mpg compact cars on the market right now, there has been some hearsay that the real world numbers rarely align with the advertised numbers, no matter how catchy […]
The Department of Energy green loans program has come under a lot of fire, ever since solar panel-maker Solyndra filed for bankruptcy last year. Deficit hawks have targeted numerous green energy companies like Ener1 and Th!nk who were recipients of these low-interest government loans. The latest company to come under scrutiny is Fisker, whose $100,000 […]
The hits just keep on coming for electric vehicle (EV) maker Fisker Automotive Inc. (Fisker). An investor is suing the company for alleged fraud and breach of duty in the sale of company stock. Fisker makes great looking EVs but they just cannot keep their books in order and now they are being sued by […]
It was recently reported that Navistar, an American based diesel engine manufacturer, had sued Lisa Jackson the director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to uphold the Clean Air Act. Now several other heavy duty truck makers have responded to the suit, including Mack and Volvo.
While the rest of the automotive world simply stared at the news reports about Toyota’s decision to name all its new 2012 model-year cars and trucks “Prius” in a move to further cash-in on the small hybrid’s brand-equity, GM’s legal eagles leaped into action – renaming all of its new 2012 model-year cars “Prius” and […]