Regulatory

Court Blocks Delay in Hiking Gas Guzzler Fines

April 24, 2018 at 12:19 AM

A U.S. federal appeals court has overruled the Trump administration’s effort to delay a sharp increase in the fines carmakers pay for failing to meet U.S. fuel economy targets.

Hyundai Recalls 580,100 Cars with Airbags that May Not Work

April 23, 2018 at 3:13 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. is recalling 580,100 of its 2011-2013 Sonata midsize cars, including hybrid models made in 2011- 2012, in the U.S.

EC Granted Power to Order Auto Recalls, Levy Larger Fines

April 20, 2018 at 12:23 AM

The European Commission has gained authority to order regional s vehicle recalls and fine companies as much as €30,000 ($37,000) per defective car.

California Probes Safety Complaints at Tesla

April 18, 2018 at 4:30 PM

California says it has launched an investigation into claims that Tesla Inc. has been underreporting work-related injuries and illnesses that occur at its assembly plant in Fremont.

Recall Snag Halts Honda SUV Sales in China

April 18, 2018 at 1:43 AM

Honda Motor Co. has been blocked from marketing its top-selling CR-V crossover vehicle in China because officials have rejected the company’s plan to recall the model.

Carmakers Seek EU Help to Meet CO2 Targets

April 16, 2018 at 12:48 PM

European carmakers want more help from the European Union to meet the region’s carbon dioxide emission targets for 2020 and beyond.

Carmakers Say Regulatory Rollback Won’t Slow Engine Work

April 16, 2018 at 12:25 AM

Powertrain executives assert that they will continue to seek gains in fuel economy and emissions even if U.S. regulators roll back standards for both.

Merkel Skeptical about Forcing German Carmakers to Retrofit Diesels

April 11, 2018 at 4:01 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel makes it clear that she does not support city bans on older diesels or schemes that would force carmakers to clean up such vehicles.

EU May Make It Easier for Consumers to Sue Companies

April 11, 2018 at 3:00 PM

The European Union has proposed a plan to give consumers greater power to sue companies through U.S.-style class-action lawsuits, Reuters reports.

California Sees Hope for Deal on Federal Emission Rules

April 11, 2018 at 12:05 AM

California regulators say a deal is possible that would reconcile their emission and fuel economy rules with the Trump administration’s aim to ease future standards.

CO2 Emissions Rise for Europe’s Mainstream Carmakers

April 09, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Europe’s top 10 carmakers saw the average carbon dioxide emissions of their new vehicles rise by 1 gram per kilometer to 113.8 g/km in 2017, according to JATO Dynamics Ltd.

California Moves Closer to Driverless Taxi Services

April 09, 2018 at 12:43 AM

California’s public utilities commission has proposed regulations that would allow services to use driverless shuttles to pick up and deliver passengers.