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Cars and truck makers, California accept emissions guidelines Trump admin is attempting to eliminate

Cars and truck makers, California accept emissions guidelines Trump admin is...

Four major automakers have reached an agreement with California to produce more fuel-efficient cars for the US market, despite efforts by the Trump administration to roll back emissions regulations. Honda, Ford, Volkswagen, and BMW of North America all agreed to a voluntary framework that will reduce emissions through 2026, the California Air Resources Board (CARB)…
Audi e-trons are obstructing Tesla Supercharger stalls

Audi e-trons are obstructing Tesla Supercharger stalls

Two photos posted on Twitter and a video on YouTube show Audi e-tron SUVs blocking stalls at Tesla's Supercharger charging stations. Supercharger stations are compatible only with Tesla vehicles. The tweets and video were posted between February and May. Two additional photos posted on Twitter in April show an e-tron parked near a Supercharger station…
At Home hearing, witnesses for Trump admin safeguard fuel economy rollback

At Home hearing, witnesses for Trump admin safeguard fuel economy rollback

Enlarge / Cars and trucks drive along Interstate 75/85 June 25, 2003 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Trump administration has been trying to roll back Obama-era fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles out to model year 2025. But the state of California and its allies have been fighting this rollback in every venue possible. Today, energy…
At Home hearing, witnesses for Trump admin safeguard fuel-economy rollback

At Home hearing, witnesses for Trump admin safeguard fuel-economy rollback

Enlarge / Cars and trucks drive along Interstate 75/85 June 25, 2003 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Trump administration has been trying to roll back Obama-era fuel-economy standards for passenger vehicles out to model year 2025. But the state of California and its allies have been fighting this rollback in every venue possible. Today, energy and…
Trump administration completes replacement for Obama’s Clean Power Strategy

Trump administration completes replacement for Obama’s Clean Power Strategy

Enlarge / A truck loaded with coal is viewed at the Eagle Butte Coal Mine, which is operated by Alpha Coal, on Monday May 08, 2017, in Gillette, Wyoming. On Wednesday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the "Affordable Clean Energy" rule, known as ACE, to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan, or…
17 car manufacturers inform Trump that fuel economy rollback requires to consist of California

17 car manufacturers inform Trump that fuel economy rollback requires to...

On Thursday, 17 automakers sent the White House a letter asking the Trump Administration to put the brakes on a fuel economy rollback, according to the┬áNew York Times. Automakers including Ford, General Motors, Toyota, and Volvo reportedly asked the Trump Administration to go back to the negotiating table with California and a dozen other states…
California takes legal action against Trump’s EPA to see information that notified fuel economy rollback

California takes legal action against Trump’s EPA to see information that...

Enlarge / Cars sit in rush hour traffic on the 405 Freeway through the Sepulveda pass in this aerial photograph taken over Los Angeles, Calif., on Friday, July 10, 2015. The state of California sued the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the┬áNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Friday, demanding to see the data…
Nio is Tesla’s greatest rival in the Chinese electric-vehicle market– here’s how its ES8 SUV compares to Tesla’s Design X (NIO, TSLA)

Nio is Tesla’s greatest rival in the Chinese electric-vehicle market– here’s...

China is the world's largest electric vehicle market. In 2018, it was responsible for 56% of global electric vehicle sales with 1.2 million units sold. In an effort to capture a greater percentage of that market, Tesla is building a factory in Shanghai, the first that will be wholly-owned by a foreign car company. For…
EPA at a 30- year low for referring contamination cases for prosecution

EPA at a 30- year low for referring contamination cases for...

Enlarge / Acting Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency EPA Andrew Wheeler listens as President Donald J. Trump leads a cabinet meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House on July 18, 2018, in Washington, DC. Polluters likely had a good year in 2018. According to numbers from advocacy group Public Employees…
EPA states guideline of mercury emissions not “suitable and required”

EPA states guideline of mercury emissions not “suitable and required”

Enlarge / An eastbound Norfolk Southern Corp. unit coal train passes through Waddy, Kentucky. On Friday, the Trump administration's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it did not think that current mercury emissions rules placed on coal-fired power plants were "appropriate and necessary," based on the agency's revised look at the costs and benefits of…

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