Latest Vehicle emissions standards News

California emissions, carbon neutrality plan draws criticism

Jun. 23, 2022 18:53 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Heat waves and drought gripping California highlight the urgency to slash fossil fuel use and remove planet-warming emissions from the air, a top state official said Thursday as discussions began on a new proposal for how the state will meet its ambitious climate goals....

Ferrari to make 80% hybrid and full-electric range by 2030

Jun. 16, 2022 10:11 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italian luxury sportscar maker Ferrari on Thursday outlined an electrification strategy that calls for 40% full-electric vehicles and 40% hybrid models by 2030. CEO Benedetto Vigna confirmed that the first electric car will be presented in 2025, with the first...

Push to convert defense department vehicles to electricity

Jun. 16, 2022 01:31 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's independent senator has proposed that the U.S. military play a role in reducing carbon emissions by converting some vehicles to electricity. Sen. Angus King's bill calls for transitioning the non-tactical fleet of the U.S. Department of Defense to...

EU lawmakers endorse ban on combustion-engine cars in 2035

Jun. 08, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament on Wednesday threw its weight behind a proposed ban on selling new cars with combustion engines in 2035, seeking to step up the fight against climate change through the faster development of electric vehicles. The European Union assembly...

FCA US pleads guilty to cheating in diesel emission tests

Jun. 03, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — FCA US, formerly known as Chrysler Group, pleaded guilty to conspiracy Friday in a scheme to deceive regulators about diesel emission systems on 101,000 Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram 1500 trucks. FCA US agreed to pay a $96.1 million fine and give up an additional...

New Mexico regulators adopt clean car rule

May. 06, 2022 14:27 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have adopted more stringent motor vehicle emissions standards as part of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s push against climate change. The rule was adopted Thursday by the state Environmental Improvement Board following a joint public...

Connecticut lawmakers send vehicle emissions bill to Lamont

Apr. 29, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A wide-ranging bill aimed at reducing vehicle emissions in Connecticut, including the likely adoption of California's clean air standards for certain trucks and a requirement that all school buses be emission-free by 2040, was advanced Friday to Gov. Ned Lamont's desk. ...

Following the House, Senate passes version of climate bill

Apr. 15, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Legislation outlining steps Massachusetts needs to take to meet its goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 cleared a key hurdle late Thursday when the state Senate voted 37-3 to approve the sweeping climate bill. The bill's passage sets the stage for...

Massachusetts Senate debating sweeping climate change bill

Apr. 14, 2022 18:01 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The steps Massachusetts needs to take to meet its goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 were debated by the state Senate on Thursday as part of a sweeping climate bill. The bill sets out a range of strategies: Allowing solar panels on agricultural and...

California plan aims to triple sale of electric cars by 2026

Apr. 14, 2022 12:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California wants electric vehicle sales to triple in the next four years to 35% of all new car purchases, an aggressive target set as part of the goal to phase out the sale of gas-powered cars by the middle of next decade. The California Air Resources...