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Trump Will Officially Propose Weakening Obama-Era Fuel Economy Standards Next Week: Report

The plan to rollback fuel economy standards set by former President Barack Obama has been kicking around President Donald Trump’s mind since taking office, and come next week, it’ll officially go live, according to a report from E&E News.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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‘Are You People High?’: The Best Comments on Trump’s Proposed 25 Percent Auto Tariff

Yesterday, most of the auto industry joined together during a very official public hearing to slam President Donald Trump’s proposed 25 percent tariff on all imported cars and auto parts. But Trump’s team also heard from the general public—more than 2,300 comments in all—and, man, some of these remarks are sublime.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Tesla Is Paying Back German EV Subsidy After It Allegedly Commited Fraud

The German government is asking 800 Tesla Model S buyers to pay back a 4,000 euro EV subsidy after regulators found that the company was exploiting a loophole in the law. For now, the electric automaker is footing the bill, while it appeals the issue with German regulators.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Goodyear Could Face $105 Million Fine if It Failed to Properly Report Crashes Involving RV Tire

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. could face a $105 million fine if it failed to properly report crashes to federal regulators that involve a RV tire linked to nearly 100 injuries and deaths, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s interim chief, Heidi King, told Congress last month.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Elon Musk Told Workers Tesla ‘Would Allow’ Them To Unionize If He Couldn’t Make Them Safe: NLRB

In a June 2017 meeting with Tesla employees, CEO Elon Musk solicited their complaints about safety issues and promised to address their concerns, so long as they refrained from trying to organize a union, the National Labor Relations Board alleges.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Tesla Won’t Say If It Passed The Federal $7,500 EV Tax Credit Threshold—But It’s Damn Near Close

Tesla put up big numbers in the second quarter of 2018, having delivered a total of 40,740 vehicles to Model S, X, and 3 customers. But the increase to production drew Tesla ever closer to the ceiling for the $7,500 electric vehicle tax credit that customers can take advantage of. Tesla won’t say if it […]

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Tennessee Can’t Revoke Driver’s Licenses From People Who Are Too Poor To Pay Court Costs: Judge

In numerous states, by simply being poor, you run the risk of losing your driver’s license. But in a win for advocates of the poor, a federal judge in Tennessee has ruled that that state’s law violates the Constitution, according to the New York Times.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Trump Tariffs Could Further Eviscerate The Convertible And Sports Car Market

We live in an age of unprecedented everyday performance, safety and fuel economy in new cars, but that has come with a massive decline in the sports car market. In decades past you generally needed a dedicated sports car if you wanted something fun, or at least served as a status symbol. Today buyers go […]

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Trump Threatens Very Specific 20% Unilateral European Automobile Import Tariffs

In what could be a third volley in the coming trade war with the European Union, following steel and aluminum tariffs by the US and a retaliatory tariff on motorcycles and denim by the E.U., Trump has again threatened to impose an import tariff on Europe-made vroom vroom machines. While the threats have been coming…Read […]

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The Company With The Most Cars On The Most American-Built Cars List Is From Japan

With all the talk of potential tariffs on cars going around, ostensibly to protect American carmakers, it’s worth looking at what cars actually are made in America, by American workers. The creatively-named car buying and selling site Cars.com just completed their annual roundup of the most-American-built cars, and…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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The Koch Brothers Are Using The Promise Of Driverless Cars To Kill Public Transit Projects

The idea with autonomous driving technology is that, eventually, the driver will be removed from the equation to do whatever they want while their car drives itself. That vision, however, is decades away from becoming reality, if ever. Yet the Koch Brothers, the billionaire libertarian oil tycoons known for unleashing…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Worried About The Proposed Tariffs On Imported Cars? Here’s What You Can Do About It

You may’ve heard about President Donald Trump’s proposed 25 percent tariff on all vehicles imported to the U.S. That’s all imported vehicles. But did you know Trump’s Commerce Department is accepting comment right now on the proposal? Well, it sure is, and you have until June 22 to offer a word on it. Read more… […]

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Thief Returns Detroit Clock Stolen Decades Ago To Thank Ford

Ford has generated tons of goodwill in recent days, after it went public about a long-running rumor that it had purchased the City of Detroit’s most famous ruin, Michigan Central Station—so much so, a thief who stole a clock from the beautiful building decades ago has returned the antique.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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