FCA, VW Face $2.9 Billion Fine Over EU Emission Rules

June 26, 2019 at 1:59 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Volkswagen Group will face combined fines of €2.6 billion ($2.9 billion) for failing to meet 2021 emission limits in Europe, AlixPartners LLC predicts.

Porsche Recalls 99,700 Vehicles for Rollaway Flaw

June 24, 2019 at 9:38 AM

Porsche AG is recalling 99,700 sedans and SUVs in the U.S. that could roll away after drivers shift the transmission into Park.

Daimler Issues Third Profit Warning as Diesel Woes Grow

June 24, 2019 at 12:57 AM

Daimler AG says its operating earnings this year won’t grow after all because of ballooning regulatory costs related to diesel emissions.

White House Rejects Last Pleas on Fuel Economy Rules

June 21, 2019 at 12:32 AM

The Trump administration appears determined to freeze vehicle fuel economy standards this summer, after shrugging off dire consequences predicted by the auto industry.

UAW to Oppose Trump Plan to Freeze Emission Limits

June 19, 2019 at 3:43 PM

The United Auto Workers union is scheduled to testify tomorrow that it opposes the Trump administration’s plan to freeze fuel economy standards at 2020 levels.

GM Continues Effort to Avoid Takata Airbag Recall

June 19, 2019 at 11:41 AM

General Motors Co. is hoping for the fourth consecutive year to be excused from recalling more than 6 million vehicles fitted with Takata airbag inflators that could explode in a crash.

London Nudges Drivers Toward Electric Cars

June 19, 2019 at 8:07 AM

The city of London’s long-term plan is to make its streets more pleasant for pedestrians and users of electrified transportation.

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.