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Volkswagen ignored its deadline to propose a diesel repair plan

More bad news, diesel owners: Volkswagen will not be making an announcement on Friday about how it intends to fix its emissions-cheating diesel cars. On Sept. 18, California Air Resources Board (CARB) sent a letter to Volkswagen, setting a Nov. Show More Summary

Emissions-Cheating “Defeat Devices” Found In Additional VW, Audi, Porsche Vehicles

The emission-scandal plot continues to thicken for Volkswagen and U.S. regulators. Nearly a month after the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board accused the carmaker of including “defeat devices” in an additional...Show More Summary

Fix Due Friday For Volkswagen’s Dirty Diesels

Volkswagen will have to submit Friday its plans to the California Air Resources Board and Environmental Protection Agency to fix hundreds of thousands of illegally polluting cars in the U.S., Reuters reported (via Automotive News). Although a fix is due today, testing that fix could take months before it would be installed in cars. Show More Summary

Report: Volkswagen Alone in Cheating So Far, Testing Shows

Increased scrutiny on diesel-powered cars’ emissions hasn’t revealed any other cheating cars beyond Volkswagen’s models, German magazine Wirtschaftswoche reported (via Reuters). In an interview with California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols, the German outlet reported that Nichols said Volkswagen appeared to be alone in cheating so far. Show More Summary

EPA finds more toxic VW emissions fraud in Audis and Porsches

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The EPA, the California Air Resources Board and Environment Canada have detected more fraudulent firmware in VW products; this time in 2014-2016 cars from the super-profitable Audii and Porsche lines. (more…)

Dieselgate Woes Grow For VW

Volkswagen's still untallied bill for its emissions violations just got bigger. Today the Environmental Protections Agency and the California Air Resources Board notified the German auto manufacturer that it has identified emissions defeat devices installed in more vehicles throughout the Volkswagen Auto Group brand. The EPA and CARB says that VW, [...]

VW, Audi and Porsche V6 diesel engines also have emissions-cheating software

An estimated 10,000 more cars in the U.S. were also outfitted with emissions-cheating software, according to new revelations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) The EPA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) on Monday served the VW Group with a violation notice for its 3.0-liter V6 TDI diesel engines. Show More Summary

Volkswagen Had Diesel Cheat Systems On V6 Engines Too, Audi And Porsche Included: EPA

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Did you really think Dieselgate only involved the Volkswagen Group’s four-cylinder engine lineup? Hah! The Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board announced today that VW’s 3.0-liter diesel V6, found on Porsche, Audi and VW models, also had an emissions cheating system. Read more...

Regulators Find More “Defeat Devices” In 10,000 VW, Porsche And Audi Vehicles

A month and a half after the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board found “defeat devices” designed to cheat emission tests in nearly 500,000 Volkswagen and Audi vehicles, the agencies’ ongoing investigation...Show More Summary

California Can Reduce Dairy Methane Emissions

California’s Air Resources Board recently released a draft of its Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy and is now accepting comments. While business-as-usual manure management practices need to change, there are alternatives to those proposed in the strategy -- ideas that build off of existing incentives, rather than making them obsolete.

Tesla Lining Up Broadside Attack On Auto Industry Lobbying

Tesla launched an assault on the entrenched auto industry by going before the California Air Resources Board (CARB) last week with data showing that the auto industry has been actively and successfully lobbying against fuel efficiency improvements that the state has been working towards for the last 20 years. Show More Summary

Gov. Brown signs bill adding fresh troops to California's climate fight

The California Air Resources Board will gain two additional members to represent communities suffering from pollution, a victory for advocates and lawmakers who have sought a bigger voice in the state's environmental policies. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Thursday to expand the board,...

Cummins Develops First MidRange Engine to Reduce NOx Emissions 90%

Cummins Westport’s ISL G Near Zero NOx natural gas engine is the first MidRange engine in North America to receive emission certifications from both the EPA and the California Air Resources Board that meet the 0.02 g/bhp-hr optional Near Zero NOx Emissions standards for medium-duty truck, urban bus, school bus and refuse applications. Cummins Westport […]

Volkswagen Is Not Alone in Emissions, Performance Problems

Critics are asking why it took the EPA and California Air Resources Board 18 months to tell consumers that they were aware of serious emissions problems with some VW diesel vehicles. And while fed and state regulators say they will be...Show More Summary

California Readopts Low Carbon Fuel Standard

The California Air Resources Board has re-adopted a low carbon fuel standard, which requires a statewide 10 percent reduction by 2020 in the carbon intensity of transportation fuels. The low carbon fuel standard is a key piece of California’s plan to enact Gov. Jerry Brown’s mandated 50 percent cut in petroleum use by 2030, says […]

Quote of the Day: What is the German word for 'Cluster F?'

"Let's be clear about this, our company [Volkwagen] was dishonest with the [Environmental Protection Agency], and the California air resources board, and with all of you," Horn 9head of VOlkswagen U.S.A.] said. "In my German words, we have totally screwed up." via

Volkswagen Admits Almost 500,000 Vehicles ‘Cheated’ on Emissions

Last Friday the EPA accused Volkswagen of installing “defeat devices” in four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi automobiles from model years 2009 to 2015. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) also launched an investigation into Volkswagen’s practice of installing software to manipulate information transmitted during vehicle emissions testing.

The California Air Resources Board, the Automakers, and You

Last week, Bloomberg Business profiled the one woman who may have more influence in the automaking universe for the next decade than any other person on the planet. California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols’ story aboutShow More Summary

California is squaring off against automakers when it comes to electric cars (fcau)

The most powerful woman in California isn’t a celebrity, she’s not even someone you often see on TV. That’s because the most powerful woman in California is Mary Nichols, head of the state’s Air Resources Board. Rules set by Nichols’ agency are among the strictest environmental laws in the nation. Show More Summary

California Heading for 'Electric Freeways'?

Summary: Look to California to see if public relations backed by political power can change American motoring preferences. Yes, says BlombergBusiness, Mary Nichols, head of California's Air Resources Board, "really does intend to force automakers to eventually sell nothing but electrics." Excuse us, but that will really have California's fabled freeway system buzzing.

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