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...
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
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
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...
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
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.
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
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
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 […]
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…)
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...
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...
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
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
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
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
(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’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
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...
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...