Latest Vehicle emissions standards News

California rules set lower emissions for state vehicle fleet

Nov. 15, 2019 9:14 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California announced new rules Friday for its state vehicle fleet to reduce pollution and reward automakers that are siding with it against the Trump administration. Officials immediately barred state agencies from buying any sedans that only run on internal combustion engines,...

Vermont joins states challenging Trump car rules

Nov. 15, 2019 5:08 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The state of Vermont is among 22 states and two cities trying to block the Trump administration from ending California’s authority to set greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy standards for cars and trucks. Federal law generally regulates vehicle pollution, but California...

23 states widen challenge to Trump administration car rules

Nov. 15, 2019 4:50 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Friday broadened its effort to block the Trump administration from ending its authority to set greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy standards for cars and trucks. It was joined by 22 states, the District of Columbia and two cities in suing the U.S. Environmental...

Minnesota governor pursuing more electric cars for the state

Nov. 9, 2019 1:06 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz is on a crusade. He wants to lower carbon emissions from Minnesota's transportation sector, and says his latest plan to adopt California rules for tailpipe emissions could help make a dent, in part by invigorating a lagging market for electric vehicles. "If we had more...

California relishes role as liberal trendsetter, Trump foe

Oct. 20, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Democrats who rule California took on homegrown tech giants Uber and Lyft over their workforces, convinced some of the world's biggest automakers to buck the president on fuel emissions and passed a law that could change college sports nationwide. On issues big and small...

German regulators question emissions of Mercedes vans

Oct. 6, 2019 8:09 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Daimler is facing questions about the possible illegal manipulation of diesel emission readings, focused on its popular Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. Bild newspaper reported Sunday that Germany's KBA vehicle regulatory authority has written the company warning that 260,000...

Minnesota moves to get more electric vehicles on roads

Sep. 25, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota will require car manufacturers to sell more electric vehicles in the state starting in the 2023 model year, Gov. Tim Walz said Wednesday, a move meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while defying the Trump administration's efforts to revoke California's clean air and fuel...

EPA targets California over poor air quality

Sep. 24, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday blamed California's worst-in-the nation air quality on shoddy paperwork, calling on the state to overhaul its plans for cleaning up toxic smog or risk losing billions in federal road dollars. The government's warning is the latest battle between...

New Mexico enters fray over vehicle emission standards

Sep. 24, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico will set its own fuel economy and pollution standards for cars, pickup trucks and SUVs in a break with federal authorities, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced Tuesday from New York where she was participating in climate talks with other governors. The move aligns New...

Daimler fined $1 billion over diesel car certification

Sep. 24, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have fined Daimler 870 million euros ($957 million) over the alleged certification of diesel cars whose emissions didn't comply with regulatory requirements. Prosecutors in Daimler's home city of Stuttgart said Tuesday that Daimler was fined over a negligent violation of...