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Mitsubishi Motors halts some SUV sales in Japan as MPG scandal grows

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Mitsubishi,Nissan,Fuel Efficiency,Japan Japan’s Transport Ministry claims automaker overstated fuel economy for eight models. Continue reading Mitsubishi Motors halts some SUV sales in Japan as MPG scandal grows Mitsubishi Motors halts some SUV sales in Japan as MPG scandal grows originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:45:00 EDT. Please see our […]

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Almost half of VW TDI owners have already agreed to settle

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Volkswagen,AutoblogGreen Exclusive,Diesel Are you included? Continue reading Almost half of VW TDI owners have already agreed to settle Almost half of VW TDI owners have already agreed to settle originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments Continue […]

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Takata airbags were adopted in late 1990s to save a few dollars per vehicle

Filed under: Government/Legal,GM,Honda,Safety One Autoliv engineer said a Takata airbag inflator “turned into shrapnel” when tested. Continue reading Takata airbags were adopted in late 1990s to save a few dollars per vehicle Takata airbags were adopted in late 1990s to save a few dollars per vehicle originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 28 Aug 2016 […]

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The government has an unexpected ally in 68 mph truck speed limit push

Filed under: Government/Legal,Fuel Efficiency,Safety,United States,Commercial Vehicles The proposed speed limit could save over $1 billion in fuel each year. Continue reading The government has an unexpected ally in 68 mph truck speed limit push The government has an unexpected ally in 68 mph truck speed limit push originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 Aug […]

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Get ready for higher octane gas…in 2025

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Emissions,Ethanol,Fuel Efficiency,United States Some automakers say mix of higher-octane fuel and higher-compression engines reduce emissions. Continue reading Get ready for higher octane gas…in 2025 Get ready for higher octane gas…in 2025 originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 26 Aug 2016 08:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  […]

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Tesla gets FTC approval to acquire Solar City in $2.6 billion deal

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Tesla Governmental approval of the deal moves Tesla one step closer to buying – or perhaps more appropriately bailing out – Solar City. Continue reading Tesla gets FTC approval to acquire Solar City in $2.6 billion deal Tesla gets FTC approval to acquire Solar City in $2.6 billion deal originally appeared on Autoblog […]

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Woman caught pushing baby stroller while driving her car

Filed under: Government/Legal,Weird Car News,Driving,Safety The mother thinks her son was perfectly safe. Continue reading Woman caught pushing baby stroller while driving her car Woman caught pushing baby stroller while driving her car originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  […]

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Biofuels like ethanol could be worse than gasoline for the environment

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Alternative Fuels,Biodiesel,Emissions,Ethanol,Green Driving,Driving,United States Know what happens when you assume? You make an ass out of you, me, and the federal government. Continue reading Biofuels like ethanol could be worse than gasoline for the environment Biofuels like ethanol could be worse than gasoline for the environment originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 […]

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VW agrees to settle with dealers over diesel scandal

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Volkswagen,Emissions,United States,Diesel Dealers will finally get compensated for the cars they weren’t allowed to sell. Continue reading VW agrees to settle with dealers over diesel scandal VW agrees to settle with dealers over diesel scandal originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:40:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of […]

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South Korea expands emissions investigation beyond VW

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Emissions,South Korea,Diesel South Korean regulators will probe other diesel-vehicle importers for potential violations. Continue reading South Korea expands emissions investigation beyond VW South Korea expands emissions investigation beyond VW originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:16:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments Continue […]

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California pulls plug on bill for more zero-emission cars by 2025

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,United States,Electric,Hybrid,Hydrogen Automakers, the oil industry, and unions took issue with California’s proposed increase in electric vehicles. Continue reading California pulls plug on bill for more zero-emission cars by 2025 California pulls plug on bill for more zero-emission cars by 2025 originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:45:00 EDT. Please […]

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One in six new vehicles will need to be electric to meet global standards in 2020

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,China,Europe,United States,Electric China has the largest ground to make up for EV shortfall, followed by the US and the European Union. Continue reading One in six new vehicles will need to be electric to meet global standards in 2020 One in six new vehicles will need to be electric to meet global standards […]

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Police officer fired for sexually harassing a young woman

Filed under: Etc.,Government/Legal,Dodge,Sedan,Police/Emergency A police officer in Jackson, Mississippi was fired after a video surfaced of him sexually harassing a young woman from his patrol car. Continue reading Police officer fired for sexually harassing a young woman Police officer fired for sexually harassing a young woman originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 24 Aug 2016 […]

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The EPA hasn’t filed a required report on ethanol and other biofuels in years

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Biodiesel,Emissions,Ethanol How can the EPA make decisions about renewable fuels if it doesn’t have data? Continue reading The EPA hasn’t filed a required report on ethanol and other biofuels in years The EPA hasn’t filed a required report on ethanol and other biofuels in years originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 23 Aug […]

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We talk with the lawyer holding VW’s stinky diesel feet to the fire

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Volkswagen,AutoblogGreen Exclusive,Diesel If you care about the VW diesel settlement with the EPA and CARB, you’re gonna want to read this. Continue reading We talk with the lawyer holding VW’s stinky diesel feet to the fire We talk with the lawyer holding VW’s stinky diesel feet to the fire originally appeared on Autoblog […]

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Tesla will bring fight against dealerships to Utah this fall

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,United States,Electric One state representative calls the current prohibition “unconstitutional.” Continue reading Tesla will bring fight against dealerships to Utah this fall Tesla will bring fight against dealerships to Utah this fall originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:45:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email […]

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New truck regulations will save two billion gallons of oil

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Emissions,Fuel Efficiency,United States The new standards go into effect in 2021 for trucks and vans. Continue reading New truck regulations will save two billion gallons of oil New truck regulations will save two billion gallons of oil originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 18 Aug 2016 18:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for […]

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Harley will pay a $15 million fine over engine tuners that defeat emissions controls

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Emissions,Motorcycle Harley disagrees with the EPA, saying its Screamin’ Eagle Pro Super Tuner was sold for off-road use only. Continue reading Harley will pay a $15 million fine over engine tuners that defeat emissions controls Harley will pay a $15 million fine over engine tuners that defeat emissions controls originally appeared on Autoblog […]

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Recharge Wrap-up: DOE funds Supertrucks II, Orange EV sells terminal trucks

Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Misc. Automakers,Alternative Fuels,Biodiesel,Green Automakers,Truck,Electric DOE announces funding for Supertrucks II and clean passenger vehicles. UK biodiesel shifts away from palm oil. Orange EV offers an electric yard truck. Continue reading Recharge Wrap-up: DOE funds Supertrucks II, Orange EV sells terminal trucks Recharge Wrap-up: DOE funds Supertrucks II, Orange EV sells terminal trucks originally […]

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