Latest Vehicle emissions standards News

EU proposes emission rules for last combustion engine cars

Nov. 10, 2022 08:32 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive arm proposed pollution standards Thursday for new combustion engine vehicles that are expected to remain on European roads well after the 27-nation bloc bans their sale in 2035. The so-called Euro 7 standards presented by the European...

California voters reject tax on rich for more electric cars

Nov. 09, 2022 03:18 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s wealthiest residents won’t see a tax increase after voters rejected a measure Tuesday that would have boosted rates on incomes above $2 million to help put more electric cars on the roads. Proposition 30′s defeat marks a win for...

California settles with firm in Volkswagen emissions scandal

Nov. 07, 2022 20:37 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Monday settled a lawsuit against a German company stemming from the emissions scandal that tarred Volkswagen in 2015 and Fiat Chrysler two years later. German auto supplier Bosch will pay $25 million to settle allegations by the state and...

EU approves ban on new combustion-engine cars from 2035

Oct. 28, 2022 06:50 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers and member countries reached a deal to ban the sale of new gasoline and diesel cars and vans by 2035. The deal EU negotiators sealed Thursday night is the first agreement of the bloc's “Fit for 55" package, which the bloc's executive...

NC governor wants sales mandate for commercial trucks, vans

Oct. 25, 2022 17:57 PM EDT

CARY, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state government will develop a rule requiring van, bus and commercial truck manufacturers to sell more zero-emission vehicles in the state over the next decade, Gov. Roy Cooper said on Tuesday. Signing an executive order at the North American...

NY proceeds with plan for zero-emission vehicles by 2035

Sep. 29, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A decision by regulators in California has cleared the way for New York to move forward on its goal of requiring all new cars and trucks sold in the state to be zero-emission by 2035, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday. State regulations being crafted by...

EPA doubles money for electric school buses as demand soars

Sep. 29, 2022 16:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to “overwhelming demand,” the Environmental Protection Agency is nearly doubling the money available to states to buy electric models of the familiar yellow school buses that millions of children ride every school day. The EPA made $500 million...

Minnesota governor rolls out plan to fight climate change

Sep. 16, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz on Friday rolled out a framework for fighting climate change that shows his proposed direction on the environment if he wins a second term, a sweeping plan that would slash carbon emissions and speed the switchover to electric vehicles. ...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Sep. 07, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

Greensboro News and Record. September 1, 2022. Editorial: Toyota recharges the Triad economy Frankly, it still isn’t much to look at. Most of what you’ll see at the site today are construction crews and equipment and vast swaths of Carolina red...

17 states weigh adopting California's electric car mandate

Sep. 03, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Seventeen states with vehicle emission standards tied to rules established in California face weighty decisions on whether to follow that state's strictest-in-the nation new rules that require all new cars, pickups and SUVs to be electric or hydrogen powered by 2035. ...