Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

VW Sued by SEC for Misleading Bondholders on Diesel Cheating

vw Akos Stiller/Bloomberg News

Volkswagen AG and its former CEO were sued by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over claims they failed to disclose to investors that diesel vehicles violated emissions standards, the latest twist in a software cheating scandal that already has cost the company more than $30 billion.

Peter Blumberg | Bloomberg News
March 15, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Fiat Chrysler Issues Emissions-Related Recall of 863,000 Cars in US

fca Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg News

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV recalled almost 863,000 vehicles that violate U.S. emissions standards, another knock for the company after it agreed to make amends for building different trucks and SUVs that polluted more than legally allowed.

Gabrielle Coppola and Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
March 13, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

T&I Ranking Republican Sam Graves Slams Green New Deal

Sam Graves Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) (Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg News)

Democrats’ Green New Deal manifesto aimed at revolutionizing the country’s transportation system by drastically reducing fuel emissions was described as a fantasy by the top Republican transportation policymaker in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 26, 2019
Government, Business, Technology

Ford Fesses Up on Emissions Early in Effort to Limit the Damage

Ford Angel Navarrete/Bloomberg News

Ford Motor Co. revealed its emission testing could be flawed and took pains to soothe anxiety among investors in an industry wracked by years of pollution scandals.

Keith Naughton and Chester Dawson | Bloomberg News
February 22, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

CARB Aggressively Pursues Tougher NOx and PM Emissions Reductions

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California environmental regulators are aggressively moving forward with plans to require significant reductions in nitrogen oxides and particulate matter emissions for heavy trucks, improvements in “real time” on-board diagnostics, and lengthening the “useful life,” durability and warranty periods for heavy trucks.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
January 24, 2019

Editorial: Cleaning the Air While Easing the Rules

The notion that federal regulators could in one proposal move to strengthen clean-air standards while deregulating certain engine-related rules might seem counterintuitive, but it’s precisely what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set out to do.

Transport Topics
November 15, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo: ‘Not Clear’ How Many North American Vehicles Are Affected by Component Issue

Grill of a Volvo VNL 740 John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Volvo Group said it could not yet determine the impact of a faulty component on its North American trucks as it was still evaluating the scope of the problem.

Joe Antoshak | Staff Writer
October 17, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment

Volvo Group Uncovers Faulty Component in Emissions Setup

Volvo logo on a truck grille Volvo logo on a truck grille (Justin Ide/Bloomberg News)

Volvo, the world’s second-largest truckmaker, has uncovered a faulty component in the emissions-control setup of vehicles widely sold in Europe and the U.S., the manufacturer’s biggest markets.

Niclas Rolander | Bloomberg News
October 16, 2018
Government, Fuel

California May Make a Formal Counter to Trump on Car, Truck Emissions

California Bridge David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

California is considering a formal, public counter-proposal to President Donald Trump’s proposed rollback of fuel and pollution requirements for cars and trucks.

John Lippert | Bloomberg News
October 4, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Fresno Heat and Foul Air Set Stage for Trump Tailpipe Debate

Fresno Cars and trucks roll along a section of Highway 99 during rush hour in Fresno, Calif. (Gary Kazanjian/Associated Press)

To test how Americans feel about its plan for rolling back car and truck pollution standards, the Trump administration will hold an initial public hearing Sept. 24 in Fresno, Calif., a place where it might reasonably expect a friendly response.

John Lippert and Mark Chediak | Bloomberg News
September 24, 2018