Regulatory

Trump Set to Nominate Andrew Wheeler to Head EPA

November 16, 2018 at 3:34 PM

President Donald Trump says he will nominate Andrew Wheeler, acting head of the Environmental Protection Agency, to take over as the group’s permanent administrator.

Stuttgart Submits to Diesel Plan Order

November 13, 2018 at 4:07 PM

Stuttgart, Germany, has agreed to enforce a partial ban on older diesels next year after losing an appeal to reject the court order that requires it.

Spain Will Propose a Ban on Petroleum-Burning Cars by 2040

November 13, 2018 at 1:05 PM

Spain is readying a proposal that would ban the sale and registration of all gasoline and diesel cars and light commercial vehicles in 2040.

S. Korea Expands “Lemon Law” for Cars

November 13, 2018 at 1:44 AM

In January South Korea will launch a lemon law that enables owners of new cars with chronic defects to exchange their vehicles or get a refund on the purchase price.

BMW Launches Diesel Recall in U.S.

November 12, 2018 at 11:50 AM

BMW AG has begun recalling 44,400 diesel-powered cars in the U.S. to fix an exhaust gas recirculation system flaw that could cause an engine fire.

VW Chief Declares Diesel Scandal Mostly Over

November 12, 2018 at 12:03 AM

Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess says the company has resolved “most” of the technical issues involving its 3-year-old diesel emission cheating scandal.

Subaru Recalls 394,200 Cars for Fuel Gauge, Engine Flaws

November 09, 2018 at 4:11 PM

Subaru Corp. is launching two U.S. recalls to fix faulty fuel gauges and engine valves in nearly 394,200 vehicles.

California, U.S. to Meet Next Week on Emission Standards

November 09, 2018 at 11:18 AM

Regulators from California and the federal government will confer on Nov. 13 in a renewed bid to agree on future vehicle emission standards.

German Court Orders Diesel Bans in Bonn, Cologne

November 09, 2018 at 2:27 AM

An administrative court in Germany has ruled that Bonn and Cologne must implement partial bans on diesel vehicles to help meet European Union air quality standards.

Auditor: Much Work Ahead to Reform VW Diesel Compliance

November 08, 2018 at 4:03 PM

Volkswagen AG still hasn’t convinced a U.S.-appointed auditor that its emission compliance methods have changed enough to avoid another diesel cheating scandal.

Mazda Plans Global Recall of 640,000 Diesels

November 08, 2018 at 2:30 AM

Mazda Motor Corp. says it will repair faulty valve springs in about 640,000 of its diesel-powered vehicles worldwide, Reuters reports.

U.S. Closes Probe Into Ford Police Vehicle Brake Failures

November 07, 2018 at 12:00 AM

The U.S. has closed an investigation into reports of abrupt brake failures in Ford Explorer Police Interceptor SUVs.