Trump administration ready to act on CAFE mileage requirements

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Government/Legal,Ford,GM,Honda,Emissions,Fuel Efficiency
The Trump administration might lower fuel economy targets as soon as 2021. Automakers desperately want concessions, spending $49 million on lobbying in 2017…

Ford Says Certain Ranger Pickups Should Stop Being Driven Immediately after Second Airbag-Related Death

After confirming a second death related to a ruptured Takata airbag in a 2006 Ranger, Ford is telling owners of 2902 affected pickup trucks to stop driving them immediately. The automaker said Thursday that parts are available now for fixes, and it’s contacting the vehicles’ owners. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Ford […]

Model T to Modern Mercedes: Testing the Evolution of Headlights from 1916 to 2018

From the December 2017 issue From the moment electric headlights snuffed out kerosene and acetylene lamps in the 1910s, automakers have struggled to illuminate the road without blinding oncoming drivers. The industry’s first unified effort to rein in glare was led by the carmakers themselves before the automobile was federally regulated. In the span of […]

Government rule-making delays are why you still can’t buy a New DeLorean

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Aftermarket,Government/Legal,Misc. Automakers,Classics,Luxury,Performance
Low-volume carmakers like DeLorean can’t build any cars until the EPA and NHTSA finish some long-overdue rulemaking.Continue reading Govern…

Automakers Formally Take Aim at California’s Zero-emission Vehicle Mandate

Compared to the rest of the United States, California is on the bleeding edge of government-appointed environmentalism. When the Trump administration suggested reexamining Obama-era fuel economy and emissions standards, The Golden State was the first t…

Automakers Formally Take Aim at California’s Zero-emission Vehicle Mandate

Compared to the rest of the United States, California is on the bleeding edge of government-appointed environmentalism. When the Trump administration suggested reexamining Obama-era fuel economy and emissions standards, The Golden State was the first t…