Ride-hailing service Uber has announced a $1 billion investment for the Indian market for the next nine months as it hopes to expand services and products.
Plus: Notes On More Hellcats For 2016, Amazon's New Show For Clarkson And Co., And The Ferrari 488 Spider
We curate the week's events with a focus on FCA's record NHTSA fine. Plus, other news and notes from the industry.
Could Electric Buses Replace Natural Gas In California?
CARB considers switching from natural gas to electric buses. Cheap oil leads Shell to restructure. BYD teams with Alexander Dennis for London's electric bus fleet.
In a move to maker pedestrians safer, NHTSA finally intends to release its rules governing the sound from EVs and hybrids in November. They don't go into effect until 2018, though.
Congress Passes 3-Month Highway, Transit Aid Patch
Buried in the new Federal Highway Bill, which has passed Congress, is a recommendation that states impose fees on electric vehicles.
Instead Of Fighting Hackers, They're Fighting The Messengers
More than anyone, Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller are responsible for alerting Americans to the hacking perils awaiting them in their modern-day cars.
Portugal says that government employees should thing about biking to work, and will put in infrastructure to make that easier.
A bomb threat to Ford's Romeo Engine Plant has closed the factory. Police have arrived on the scene with bomb-sniffing dogs.
Denmark could end its tax-exempt status for EVs at the end of the year, and the change could more than double the cost of the green vehicles there.
NHTSA is closing an investigation into 4.7 million power modules in FCA vehicles and found no need for a recall in them.
An officer in Medford, MA, is on administrative leave after video of him threatening the life of a driver during a traffic stop went viral this week.
A Superior Court judge in Georgia has reduced the damages Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will be ordered to pay to the family of Remington Walden, who died three years ago in a Jeep Grand Cherokee fire.
So Far, 2015 Is Setting The Record
Low gas prices mean that US drivers put more miles on their cars in 2015 than ever before. 987.8 billion miles in the first four months, to be exact.
The Senate and House are moving toward a showdown over a must-pass transportation bill this week. Highway aid payments to states could stop.
Fuels America, Poet, VoteVets Rally The Troops
Pro-ethanol groups have delivered over 250,000 signatures to the EPA asking for a strong final rule in the Renewable Fuel Standard.
Democratic Presidential Nominee Candidate Aims High In Green Energy Plan
Hillary Clinton laid out elements of a sweeping plan Monday that would see every US home powered by renewable energy by 2027.
Program Mandated By FCA's Consent Order With Feds
Certain car owners whose Chrysler vehicles contain dangerous defects will soon have a way to get rid of their lemons without losing money.
Fine Would Start At $75 Plus A Tow
Illinois may enact a bill that would fines conventional vehicle drivers who park in electric-vehicle spots.
State Pays To Push Fleet Further Towards Zero Emissions
California funds $1.6 million to Los Angeles for low-income plug-in vehicle carsharing program.
ProPublica has put together a very deep look at the past, present, and future of the federal gas tax, and why it hasn't been increased since 1993. The article is a fantastic read.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will reportedly levy a $105 million fine against Fiat Chrysler Automotive over lapses in the reporting and handling of recalls and safety defects.
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