Regulatory

Ford Recalls Target Suspension, Transmission Flaws

June 12, 2019 at 4:50 PM

Ford Motor Co. is recalling 1.2 million of its Ford Explorer SUVs to replace rear suspension links that could break and interfere with steering control.

House Panel Plans Hearings on Trump Emissions Freeze

June 12, 2019 at 2:04 AM

The U.S. House of Representatives says it will hold a hearing next week about the Trump administration’s plan to freeze carbon dioxide emission limits for cars after 2020.

France Affirms Ban on Fossil Fuel Cars by 2040

June 11, 2019 at 4:23 PM

France is finalizing a new law on mobility that will formally ban the sale of fossil fuel-powered cars by 2040.

FCA to Recall 296,000 Pickup Trucks for Airbag Flaw

June 10, 2019 at 10:38 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is preparing to call back 296,000 of its Ram 1500 pickups in the U.S. to fix an airbag control module that could disable the truck’s airbags.

White House Rejects Plea for Emission Deal with California

June 07, 2019 at 5:23 PM

The White House took less than one day to dismiss yesterday’s plea by 17 carmakers to avoid a legal battle with California over future vehicle emission limits.

Top EPA Auto and Climate Change Execs to Swap Jobs

June 07, 2019 at 9:03 AM

The heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality and Office of Atmospheric Programs are switching jobs.

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.