Regulatory

VW: New CO2 Standards Will Hike EV Sales Targets

December 19, 2018 at 1:32 AM

Volkswagen AG says new standards that would require European carmakers to lower carbon dioxide emissions 37.5% by 2030 instead of 30% will mean a faster rollout of electrified vehicles.

NHTSA Shortens Petition Process to Test Driverless Cars

December 19, 2018 at 12:49 AM

The U.S. has streamlined the process it uses to grant temporary exemptions from vehicle safety standards for developers of advanced technologies such as autonomous cars that don’t have steering wheels.

EU Sets Target for 37.5% Lower CO2 from Cars by 2030

December 18, 2018 at 1:17 AM

Members of the European Union and the European Parliament have agreed to cut carbon dioxide emissions from cars 37.5% between 2021 and 2030.

Hope Fades for U.S. Autonomous-Vehicle Law

December 17, 2018 at 12:07 AM

The lame-duck 115th Congress has failed to pass legislation this year that would set rules for testing and deploying self-driving cars in the U.S.

Toyota Recalls 143,000 Trucks and SUVs

December 14, 2018 at 4:42 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is launching two worldwide recalls to fix faulty airbag and braking systems in nearly 143,000 pickup trucks and SUVs. More than 90% of the vehicles were sold in the U.S.

U.S. Emissions of CO2 On the Rise Again

December 14, 2018 at 1:23 AM

Emissions of carbon dioxide by U.S. electric power plants and vehicles are expected to climb 3% this year, reversing three consecutive years of decline, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

EU Ordered to Restore Tougher Diesel Emission Rules

December 13, 2018 at 1:48 PM

A European high court has reversed a European Union decision two years ago that allowed new diesel vehicles to emit “excessively high” nitrogen oxides.

Toyota to Replace Airbag Inflators in 65,000 Cars, Again

December 12, 2018 at 5:47 PM

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 65,000 Toyota and Lexus vehicles in the U.S. to again replace airbag inflators that might explode in a crash.

Still No EU Accord on CO2 Limits for Cars

December 12, 2018 at 1:06 AM

European Union member countries and the European Parliament continue to debate about future limits for carbon dioxide emissions from cars, Reuters reports.

Daimler Will Recall Faulty Airbag Status Displays

December 10, 2018 at 11:21 AM

Daimler AG plans to recall 104,700 Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the U.S. to fix a flaw that indicates the passenger-side front airbags are active when they aren’t, or vice versa.

Nissan Issues New Recall in Japan over Improper Inspections

December 07, 2018 at 3:55 PM

Nissan Motor Co. will recall another 150,000 vehicles in Japan that were improperly inspected.

Nissan Uncovers More Testing Errors in Japan

December 06, 2018 at 2:05 AM

Nissan Motor Co. has uncovered new cases of errors in the final inspection tests it performs on cars sold in Japan, Reuters reports.