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Volkswagen TDI Owners Seem Mostly Happy About Their Dieselgate Software Fix

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Earlier this month, the 2015 model year diesel Volkswagens were approved by the EPA and California Air Resources Board for an emissions software modification. Those fixes have now begun rolling out to customers, and while some first impressions by forum-goers indicate that the repair may make the cars more sluggish,… Read more...

A-to-Z Review Finds California’s Clean Cars Program Is Working

Originally published on NRDC. By Simon Mui The California Air Resources Board (ARB) released a soup-to-nuts review of its Advanced Clean Car (ACC) program today. The 658-page report confirms that the popular program, which establishes...Show More Summary

Chrysler's Dieselgate: 100,000 Chrysler trucks said to have emissions "defeat devices"

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The EPA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) say that since 2014, Chrysler shipped 104,000 trucks with "defeat devices" designed to cheat emissions tests -- like VW's cheating, this software was designed to produce low NOx ratings...Show More Summary

Regulators approve fix for some Volkswagen cars that cheated on U.S. emission tests

Volkswagen will soon be able to repair some of its diesel cars so they meet U.S. emissions standards. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board said Friday they have approved a fix for around 67,000 of the 475,000 Volkswagens and Audis with 2-liter diesel engines...

North America’s First 100 Percent Electric Municipal Bus System

On December 7, the California Air Resources Board awarded $9.5-million to replace its entire bus fleet. By January, 2018, Porterville should have North America's first 100% electric municipal bus system North America’s First 100 Percent...Show More Summary

CARB Awards Funding to the City of Porterville to Deploy 10 GreenPower Buses and Charging Infrastructure

GreenPower Motor Company Inc. (GreenPower) recently announced that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has awarded $9.5 million to the City of Porterville to deploy 10 GreenPower EV350 40-foot zero-emission all-electric transit buses.

California Air Resources Board Provides $$$ For 15 Proterra All-Electric Buses & Chargers

Funding has been awarded to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District for the deployment of 15 all-electric Proterra buses, as well as 11 Proterra depot chargers + 4 Proterra fast chargers. The funding was provided by the...Show More Summary

CARB Awards Funding to San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District for 15 Proterra Buses

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has awarded funding to the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) to deploy 15 Proterra Catalyst buses, 11 Proterra depot-chargers, and 4 Proterra fast-chargers in order to improve local air

Audi CO2 emissions testing cheat device found in some transmissions – report

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Some popular Audi vehicles sold in the US feature a newly discovered emissions testing defeat device, a report in the German media claims. According to Bild am Sonntag, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has found software lurking with the automatic transmissions bearing the internal code AL55 and used with the company’s V6 engines. The […]

How Audi cheated emissions tests: if (steering) then (pollute)

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A report in BILD am Sonntag claims that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has uncovered the secret test that Audis were programmed to perform to determine whether to pollute like crazy or to pretend that they were low-polluting, legally compliant vehicles. (more…)

Report: New defeat device discovered in Audi transmission

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

If a report from Bild am Sonntag is to be believed, the Volkswagen Group is about to be rocked by another emissions cheating scandal. The German publication (via Reuters) on Sunday reported that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) discovered a transmission-linked defeat device in an Audi vehicle last summer. The new defeat device is said to...

America Figured Out A New Way Audi Cheated on Emissions Testing: Report

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The punitive California Air Resources Board (CARB) has figured out how Audi cheated on a particular run of “several hundred thousand” of their cars, according to a new report by the German newspaper BILD am Sonntag. This time we Americans have discovered a trick in the car’s software that relates to the steering wheel. Read more...

Volkswagen’s $19.3 billion Dieselgate settlement approved by US judge

3 months agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Volkswagen Group’s US$14.7 billion ($19.3 billion) Dieselgate settlement with various US authorities, including the Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board, has been formally approved by US District Judge Charles Breyer. Show More Summary

Elon Musk Not Happy With CARB Approach To Handing Out ZEV Credits

Going by his comments on the matter on the recent Tesla Quarter 2 earnings call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk isn’t happy with the way that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has been handing out zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) credits. Here...Show More Summary

Exclusive: California regulator says testing to begin on Volkswagen diesel fix

By Joseph White LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG and the California Air Resources Board will begin testing hardware and software that could help the German automaker avoid buying back as many as 475,000 diesel cars sold in the United States with improperly designed pollution controls, the head of the board told Reuters. Show More Summary

California’s Cap-and-Trade Program After 2020

Against a backdrop of complex Sacramento politics on the future of California’s climate regulation, the state’s Air Resources Board last week issued an initial draft of regulations that would, among other things, extend the cap-and-trade program beyond 2020. Show More Summary

Obama's Landmark Greenhouse Gas And Fuel Economy Standards Are Working - Now Let's Look to the Future

(Tom Toles, Washington Post, Sept 2, 2012) This week the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) released a very positive report regarding the historic federal greenhouse gas and fuel economy standards. Show More Summary

California Regulator Responds to Volkswagen’s 3.0-Liter Diesel Fix With a Resounding ‘Nope’

California’s Air Resources Board wants nothing to do with Volkswagen’s proposed fix for its 3.0-liter VW, Audi and Porsche TDI models equipped with emissions-cheating defeat devices. The regulator rejected the automaker’s plan yesterday,...Show More Summary

Essential California: Airbnb host convicted under Santa Monica's new law

Good morning. It is Thursday, July 14. At $5.5 million, it’s the priciest listing ever for the Venice Canals. Here's what else is happening in the Golden State: TOP STORIES Pollution proposal The California Air Resources Board released a plan to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program beyond its...

California rejects Volkswagen recall for 3-liter diesel cars

The California Air Resources Board is rejecting a Volkswagen plan to recall certain diesel passenger cars, calling the proposal incomplete and deficient. The German automaker has agreed to spend up to $15.3 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that its diesel cars cheated...

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