Regulatory

Calif. Sues U.S. for Data that Justifies Emission Freeze

April 08, 2019 at 12:47 AM

California is suing federal regulators to reveal the data they used to justify their plan to freeze emission standards at 2020 levels.

CO2 Emissions from New Cars Rise in Europe

April 05, 2019 at 4:58 PM

Average carbon dioxide emissions from new cars sold in the European Union rose to 118.5 grams per kilometer in 2017 and likely grew again last year, says the European Environmental Agency.

BMW Braces for €1 Billion Fine on Emissions

April 05, 2019 at 4:11 PM

BMW AG says it will probably take a one-time charge of more than €1 billion ($1.1 billion) against first-quarter results to cover possible fines regarding the rollout of new emission control equipment.

Study Links Higher U.S. Speed Limits to Fatalities

April 05, 2019 at 10:39 AM

Nearly 37,000 people have died in the U.S. over the last 25 years due to increased speed limits, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Judge Asks Musk, SEC to Resolve Twitter Tiff

April 04, 2019 at 5:12 PM

A federal judge in New York City has given Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk and the Securities and Exchange Commission two weeks to settle their dispute over Musk’s impulsive tweets about the electric car company.

Hyundai Readies Another Recall Over Engine Fires

April 03, 2019 at 3:53 PM

Hyundai Motor Co. is preparing to recall 20,000 of its Veloster sport coupes in the U.S. and Canada to fix an engine ignition control software glitch that could cause a fire.

Trump Nominee for NHTSA Chief Heads for Senate Approval

April 03, 2019 at 2:48 PM

Heidi King’s nomination to head the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is heading for expected confirmation by the U.S. Senate.

Report: Europe’s CO2 Targets Could Cut Profits by $8.3 Billion

April 03, 2019 at 9:29 AM

The costs of meeting carbon dioxide emission standards in Europe in 2021 could cost the region’s largest carmakers a combined €7.4 billion ($8.3 billion).

U.S. Opens Another Probe into Kia, Hyundai Engine Fires

April 01, 2019 at 3:11 PM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched another investigation into a variety of engine problems that represent a fire risk in 3 million Hyundai and affiliate Kia vehicles.

VW Recall Targets Faulty Rear Suspension Springs

April 01, 2019 at 12:02 PM

Volkswagen AG is recalling 56,200 vehicles in the U.S. with rear axle suspension springs that could fracture and damage a tire.

Honda Confirms Another Death from Takata Airbag Blast

April 01, 2019 at 12:41 AM

Honda Motor Co. confirms a 16th fatality in the U.S. caused by a Takata Corp. airbag inflator exploding in a crash, Reuters reports.

Stuttgart Will Ban Most Diesels on April 1

March 28, 2019 at 3:59 PM

Stuttgart, Germany, will begin banning older-generation diesel vehicles—including those owned by its own residents—on April 1.