#EMISSIONS

Legal

Groups Sue U.S. Over Fuel Economy Rollback

Legal fight expected to reach the Supreme Court

Diesel

German Court Sides with VW Diesel Owners on Compensation

Court allows buybacks on diesels rigged to evade pollution standards.

Propulsion

Save the Environment, Drive a Jeep?

Making a case for adding green credentials to off-road performance

Economics

Cummins, Tula Test Cylinder Deactivation Tech in Diesels

In this case, it’s mostly about reducing emissions—but fuel economy gains still add up

Production

GM Expands Renewable Energy Program in Michigan

Solar and wind sources will generate 100% of U.S. facilities by 2030 

Sales

German Carmakers Tout Scrappage Plan to Revive Sales

Cash-for-clunks could deliver cleaner air, faster production relaunch

Hybrid

McLaren Eyes Synthetic Fuels

Can the carbon-neutral technology eventually become a viable alternative to electric vehicles?

Regulations

Vehicle Certification in a COVID-19 World: Ricardo Adds Remote Testing

Carmakers and certification authorities can watch from home during the process

Regulations

Canada Caught in the Middle in CO2 Rules Fight

Current regulations align with tougher standards

Economics

U.S. Fuel Economy Hits All-Time High

Gains keep coming despite the boom in trucks and SUVs 

Batteries

Report: Ride-Hailing Services Significantly Increase Emissions

Researchers call for more pooled rides in electric vehicles

Legal

VW Faces First U.S. Jury Trial Over Cheater Diesels

New phase begins over the company’s never-ending crisis

Regulations

VW Offers $900 Million to Diesel Owners in Europe

Volkswagen says it’s ready to begin paying €830 million in reparations in Germany to owners of diesels it rigged to evade European emission standards.

Regulations

U.S. Drops Antitrust Probe of CO2 Deal by 4 Carmakers, California

Is the fight over emission standards nearing an end?

Regulations

Europe’s Carmakers Seek Holistic Pollution Policy

European carmakers are pushing a 10-point plan to help reach the region’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.

Sales

Jeep Diesels Face Ban in Europe

Jeep faces a partial sales ban in Europe unless it fixes diesel-powered Grand Cherokee SUVs that evade emission regulations.

Batteries

VW Chief Call for “Radical Overhaul”

Volkswagen's CEO says the company will fade away without "radical" overhaul.

Legal

VW in Talks to Settle German Diesel Claims

Volkswagen has shelled out billions of dollars in the U.S. over its diesel cheating scandal. Now it’s in talks to settle claims by more than 400,000 disgruntled customers in Germany.

Regulations

Panel Blasts Trump Plan to Freeze Emission Rules

A science advisor panel says the Trump administration would do the country more good by scrapping its plan to curb the tougher emission limits for cars currently due in 2021.

Interiors & Electronics

Robots in the Auto Industry

When it comes to the deployment of robots, the auto industry is the hands-down leader. Or maybe that should be “gripper down”

Diesel

VW Doubles Up on SCR

If one SCR system is good, two are. . .

Economics

California, Canada and Counting Cars

According to widely accepted statics, if California was a country, it would have the fifth largest economy in the world.

Diesel

Good News for Diesel

Yes, that headline is correct.

Diesel

Continental and Change

“After 2030, the last generation of diesel and gasoline engines will be launched. After 2040, it is possible that no more diesel and gasoline engines will be sold. From 2050, roads and cities will ideally be free of CO2 emissions.”