Regulatory

Car Recalls in China Drop to 12 Million Units

January 03, 2019 at 1:54 AM

Chinese carmakers recalled about 12 million vehicles last year, down from 20 million in 2017 and 11 million in 2016.

Italy Plans Taxes on Gas Guzzlers, Subsidies for “Green” Cars

December 31, 2018 at 12:23 AM

Italy’s parliament has approved  incentives on fuel-efficient vehicles and higher taxes for new cars with poor fuel economy and high carbon dioxide emissions.

Germany Okays Diesel Retrofits to Avoid Bans

December 28, 2018 at 3:48 PM

Germany’s transport ministry has cleared the way for owners of older diesels to retrofit their cars and avoid city bans on such vehicles.

VW Spending to Fix Diesel Cheating Tops €27 Billion

December 24, 2018 at 2:17 PM

Volkswagen Group has spent more than €27 billion ($30.8 billion) in the past four years to remedy 11 million diesels it had rigged worldwide to evade emission standards worldwide.

VW Says Some Diesels May Still Have Cheater Software

December 24, 2018 at 2:35 AM

Volkswagen AG has advised Germany’s transport authority (KBA) that half a million diesels it recalled because they were rigged to cheat on emission tests may still do so after repairs.

Ford Recalls 874,000 F-150 Pickup Trucks

December 21, 2018 at 10:33 AM

Ford Motor Co. is calling back 874,000 of its F-150 pickup trucks to fix a faulty engine block heater cable connection.

Daimler Confirms Recall to Replace Illegal A/C Fluid

December 20, 2018 at 1:56 AM

Daimler AG has agreed with European regulators that it must recall 127,800 of its 2013 model cars to replace their outlawed air-conditioning system refrigerant.

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.