Regulatory

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.

Appeals Court Restores Hyundai-Kia Fuel Economy Payout

June 06, 2019 at 2:59 PM

A federal appeals court in California has restored a $210 million settlement for owners of Hyundai and Kia cars whose fuel economy ratings were inflated, Reuters reports.

Colorado Will Push Plan to Force EV Sales

June 04, 2019 at 2:17 PM

Colorado says it will revive efforts to impose zero-emission targets for carmakers after talks with them stalled over ways to push EV sales voluntarily.

Japan Targets 32% Fuel Economy Gain by 2030

June 04, 2019 at 12:16 PM

Japan has announced new standards that will demand a 32% hike in fleet average fuel economy for new cars by fiscal 2030, The Nikkei reports.

India Scrappage Scheme Targets Old Commercial Vehicles

May 30, 2019 at 3:28 PM

India is finalizing a plan to hike taxes, registration fees and inspection requirements on commercial vehicles built before 2000 in a bid to improve air quality in cities.

Two Chinese Cities Relax Car Ownership Rules

May 29, 2019 at 5:21 PM

Guangzhou and Shenzhen are loosening rules on new-car purchases and ownership in a bid to help revive China’s stalled car market.

Senate Bill Would Mandate Rear-Seat Reminder Tech

May 24, 2019 at 11:34 AM

The U.S. Senate has introduced legislation that would require new vehicles to include a rear occupant alert system to help prevent children from being left behind in a vehicle.

Honda Recall Targets Damaged Airbag Wiring in CR-V Crossovers

May 23, 2019 at 12:24 AM

Honda Motor Co. is preparing to replace damaged wiring in the steering wheels of 2019 model CR-V small SUV/crossovers that could trigger an airbag misfire.

FCA Recalls 693,300 Minivans, Trucks in Two Recalls

May 20, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is launching two recalls in North America to fix engine stalling, power steering failures and tailgate latches that could break.

FCC Delays Review on Spectrum for V2V Communications

May 16, 2019 at 5:56 PM

U.S. regulators are delaying a review of unused broadcast spectrum set aside to enable vehicles to communicate with their surroundings.

Calif. Ponders Emission Rules to Offset Weaker U.S. Limits

May 16, 2019 at 5:17 PM

California regulators say they may impose more demanding emission limits on cars—and even a ban on internal combustion engines—to offset the greater pollution from vehicles that meet the relaxed standards planned by the Trump administration.

Ford Expands Recall for Gear Shift Flaw

May 15, 2019 at 10:28 AM

Ford Motor Co. is preparing to recall an additional 272,500 Fusion midsize sedans and Ranger compact pickup trucks in North America to fix flaws that could interfere with transmission gear selection.