U.S. Traffic Fatalities Declined 1% in 2018

June 18, 2019 at 12:17 AM

About 36,800 people died in vehicle crashes in the U.S. last year, down 1% from 2017 and nearly 3% from 2016, according to an early estimate by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

China Orders Fire Safety Checks on EVs

June 18, 2019 at 12:02 AM

Concerned about reports of electric car fires, regulators in China have ordered manufacturers to test their cars for potential hazards, Bloomberg News reports.

Report: Excess Emissions Prompt Opel Recall in Europe

June 17, 2019 at 12:13 AM

PSA Group’s Opel unit has been ordered to recall 210,000 cars in Europe that could emit far more oxides of nitrogen than allowed by EU rules, according to Bild am Sonntag.

Opel Says EVs Will Enable It to Meet CO2 Targets

June 14, 2019 at 10:22 AM

PSA Group’s Opel unit says it will be able to meet European Union targets for carbon dioxide emissions, thanks to upcoming all-electric models.

Florida Okays Autonomous Vehicles with No Drivers

June 14, 2019 at 4:47 AM

Florida has enacted a law that allows fully autonomous vehicles to be operated on public roads with no human driver on board.

Ford Recalls Target Suspension, Transmission Flaws

June 12, 2019 at 4:50 PM

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 1.2 million of its Ford Explorer SUVs to replace rear suspension links that could break and interfere with steering control.

House Panel Plans Hearings on Trump Emissions Freeze

June 12, 2019 at 2:04 AM

The U.S. House of Representatives says it will hold a hearing next week about the Trump administration’s plan to freeze carbon dioxide emission limits for cars after 2020.

France Affirms Ban on Fossil Fuel Cars by 2040

June 11, 2019 at 4:23 PM

France is finalizing a new law on mobility that will formally ban the sale of fossil fuel-powered cars by 2040.

FCA to Recall 296,000 Pickup Trucks for Airbag Flaw

June 10, 2019 at 10:38 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is preparing to call back 296,000 of its Ram 1500 pickups in the U.S. to fix an airbag control module that could disable the truck’s airbags.

White House Rejects Plea for Emission Deal with California

June 07, 2019 at 5:23 PM

The White House took less than one day to dismiss yesterday’s plea by 17 carmakers to avoid a legal battle with California over future vehicle emission limits.

Top EPA Auto and Climate Change Execs to Swap Jobs

June 07, 2019 at 9:03 AM

The heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality and Office of Atmospheric Programs are switching jobs.

Carmakers Urge Trump to Compromise on Emission Rules

June 07, 2019 at 1:36 AM

In a strongly worded letter to President Donald Trump, 17 major carmakers implore him to compromise with California on a “midway” solution to vehicle emissions and fuel economy rules.