Latest Vehicle emissions standards News

Eying deal, GM softens on tough standards for car pollution

Jun. 09, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The nation's largest automaker said Wednesday it can support greenhouse gas emissions limits that other car manufacturers negotiated with California — if they are achieved mostly by promoting sales of fully electric vehicles. It is a new stance for...

California urges EPA to let state set car-emissions standard

Jun. 02, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials from California, New York and other states urged the Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday to allow California to set its own automobile tailpipe pollution standards, an action that would reverse a Trump administration policy and could help usher in...

Groups: Walz's clean air plan hurts Minnesota border towns

Jun. 01, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce wants Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz to stop, or at least delay, his plan to impose new air emissions standards for vehicles in his state. The North Dakota and Minnesota organization, along with about a...

2 ex-California officers charged with bribery in car scheme

May. 24, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two former California Highway Patrol officers have been charged with accepting $35,000 in bribes in exchange for falsifying records for exotic cars, authorities said. Jessie Anthony Carrillo and James Yao Kuo pleaded not guilty Monday during their...

Hawaii to convert light-duty vehicles to electric by 2035

May. 10, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii must convert all state-owned light-duty vehicles to fully electric by 2035 under newly passed legislation, state lawmakers said. Democratic state Rep. Nicole Lowen authored the bill, saying it was one of her legislative priorities this year,...

California agency approves warehouse rule for air quality

May. 07, 2021 21:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California air quality regulators on Friday approved a rule that would curb diesel emissions from thousands of trucks that ferry goods from the growing number of massive warehouses in the region run by Amazon and other companies. Areas...

Carper urges tough US rules barring gas-powered cars by 2035

Apr. 30, 2021 06:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Senate Democrat is urging U.S. anti-pollution standards that would follow a deal brokered by California with five automakers and then set targets to end sales of new gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035, a goal that reaches farther than President Joe Biden’s climate...

Electric vehicle sales enjoy boost in areas of Minnesota

Apr. 26, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Joe Sullivan drives a Tesla Model 3 and is one of the growing number of Mankato residents who has an electric vehicle. Sullivan, a member of the the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission, said he bought his EV two years ago because it’s practical...

Governor marks Earth Day with order targeting greenhouse gas

Apr. 22, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker signed an executive order Thursday aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions across state facilities. The action sets goals to accelerate the state’s decarbonization efforts in state agencies and public institutions of higher...

Biden to restore California's power to set pollution rules

Apr. 22, 2021 19:14 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Transportation Department is moving to reverse former President Donald Trump's bid to end California's ability to set its own automobile tailpipe pollution standards. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is part of the DOT,...