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
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
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
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
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…)
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, [...]
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
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...
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’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 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
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 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 […]
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
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 […]
"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 money.cnn.com
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.
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
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
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.