Regulatory

WLTP Woes Push Carmakers to Halt Plug-in Sales in Europe

September 28, 2018 at 12:43 AM

German carmakers have suspended sales of several plug-in hybrid models in Europe because the vehicles no longer qualify for tax breaks.

Reports: VW Agrees to Retrofit Cheater Diesels in Europe

September 27, 2018 at 4:36 PM

Volkswagen AG is prepared to retrofit diesel engines in Europe that the company had rigged to evade emission rules.

California Ponders Hike in EV Subsidies

September 25, 2018 at 4:39 PM

California is considering a move to boost its sales incentives on electric vehicles to $4,500 from the current $2,500, Bloomberg News reports.

Firm Fined $6.3 Million for Software that Defeats Emission Controls

September 25, 2018 at 12:28 AM

A Florida software company has been ordered to pay $6.3 million in fines and repairs after selling 363,000 aftermarket software kits designed to disable emission control systems.

Nissan Recalls 234,900 Vehicles for Brake Defect

September 20, 2018 at 4:29 PM

Nissan Motor Co. is preparing to call back 234,900 of its late-model cars and crossovers in the U.S. and Canada to fix an antilock brake system pump flaw that could cause a fire.

Regional Gov’t Challenges Frankfurt’s Diesel Ban

September 20, 2018 at 10:12 AM

The German state government of Hesse plans to appeal a court ruling that empowered Frankfurt to impose a partial ban on older cars, Reuters reports.

EC Opens Emission Collusion Probe Against BMW, Daimler, VW Group

September 18, 2018 at 5:56 PM

The European Commission says it has begun an in-depth investigation into whether BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen Group colluded to avoid competing in the development emission control technologies in Europe.

GM Recalls 1.2 Million SUVs, Pickups to Fix Power Steering

September 13, 2018 at 10:43 AM

General Motors Co. is recalling 1.2 million full-size pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S. and Canada to repair defective electric power steering systems.

EU Committee Backs Tougher CO2 Standards

September 12, 2018 at 2:31 AM

The European Parliament’s environmental committee has endorsed proposals that would lower allowable carbon dioxide emissions from passenger cars by 20% in 2025 and 45% by 2030 compared with levels in 1990.

GM Recalls 230,000 Vehicles to Fix Brake Defect

September 12, 2018 at 12:11 AM

General Motors Co. is recalling 230,000 late-model vehicles in the U.S. and Canada to remove hydrogen gas from brake lines that could give the brake pedal a spongy feel.

South Korea Vows Tougher Penalties for Tardy Recalls

September 07, 2018 at 2:18 AM

South Korea proposes to increase its penalties against carmakers that hide defects or delay in fixing them.

Frankfurt to Ban Older Diesels, Gasoline Cars

September 07, 2018 at 12:12 AM

A German administrative court has ruled that Frankfurt’s efforts to improve air quality must include a ban on old diesel and gasoline vehicles in the city center.