Regulatory

EPA to Unveil Revised Plan to Freeze CO2 Limits

April 12, 2019 at 1:30 AM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the plan it issues this summer to freeze carbon dioxide emission limits is being modified in hopes of placating protesters.

Ford Recalls F-Series Engine Block Heaters, Again

April 10, 2019 at 10:26 AM

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 327,000 of its F-Series pickup trucks in North America to check engine block heater cables that may have been damaged in a previous recall.

FCA Agrees to Settle Investor Lawsuit over Diesels, Recalls

April 08, 2019 at 4:19 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has agreed to pay certain shareholders $110 million to settle claims that the company misled them about recall costs and its problems with diesel emissions.

FCA Turns to Tesla to Meet EU Emission Targets

April 08, 2019 at 3:28 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobile NV has agreed to pay a hefty fee to pool electric cars sold by Tesla Inc. with its own vehicles to meet carbon dioxide emission limits in Europe.

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).