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EVs, Hydrogen Cars Will Still Have Easy Access

California is once again nearly out of the green stickers that give plug-in hybrids easy access to the state's high-occupancy vehicle lanes. They might only last several more weeks at the current rate.


Latest Development Comes After Admission Of Three Auxiliary Emissions Control Devices

The California Air Resources Board has ordered Volkswagen to come up with a plan for repairing approximately 15,000 cars sold in the state that contain illegal software that may circumvent emissions testing.


Audi will submit a software emissions fix for VW Group's 3.0-liter TDI V6 for the approval of the EPA and CARB. The solution could end the automaker's problem with that engine in the US.


Volkswagen is meeting with regulators from the EPA and CARB on November 19 and 20 to explain the company's plans for repairs to its diesel engines.


Angela Merkel's Criticism Raises Questions In VW Diesel Scandal Era

Five years ago, Angela Merkel said California's strict NOx emissions standards hurt sales of German cars.


The EPA has issued Volkswagen new allegations that so-called emissions defeat software has been found in the company's 3.0-liter TDI V6 diesel engines.


Multiple reports indicate that Bosch warned VW in 2007 against using the engine management software VW used to skirt diesel emissions tests. A VW engineer warned the company again in 2011.


GM Says This Won't Affect Market Launch

Diesel models of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are the first to get extra scrutiny by the EPA and CARB, but they're expected to pass. The added testing shouldn't effect when they hit dealers, either.


University Team Measured Big Gaps In Jetta, Passat Testing

A team of four researchers at West Virginia University unpeeled the first layers of Volkswagen's diesel cheating scandal. Here's how they did it.


VW CEO Martin Winterkorn has issued a statement regarding EPA and CARB allegations that cars with its 2.0-liter TDI engine don't meet US emissions requirements. The automaker promises an external investigation.


California will lead the fight against greenhouse gases, Gov. Jerry Brown said as he scaled back his climate change proposal amid opposition from Big Oil.


Nationwide Availability Will Only Come With 2017 Model Year

GM confirms that the second-gen Chevy Volt is being delayed for most US states. Only California and the other CARB states will get the 2016 MY car.


A California bill wants to increase renewable energy and efficiency targets – while reducing fossil fuels – by 2030. The legislation has again pitted environmentalists against oil companies.


California now has an income limit to receive EV rebates, but critics want to see it reduced even further.


California Assembly Bill 8 lays out $200 million over 10 years to build a hydrogen superhighway. Green Car Reports looks at some of the bill's requirements.


State Aims To Have 3% Of New Cars Be Zero Emissions This Year

California hopes to be selling all electric, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles by 2030.


California is adjusting its zero-emissions vehicle mandate to help smaller automakers. Rather than completely excusing them from the program, the companies may offer plug-in hybrids and still receive ZEV credits for them.


Arnold Schwarzenegger Offers His Own, Explosive Response

In support of a program to help low-income buyers purchase zero-emissions vehicles, a California politician recently crushed an '84 Ranger at a rally. Arnold Schwarzenegger also blew a car up in support of the initiative.


State Set A 70,000-Sticker Maximim In January For Plug-In Hybrid Drivers

California is on the verge of running out of green HOV-lane stickers for solo-driving access.


Report Strengthens Link Between Traffic Pollution, Health Problems

California study finds that kids and low-income people living near traffic have worsening asthma conditions.


California adds 15,000 'green' stickers that will let plug-in hybrid vehicle drivers occupy high-occupancy vehicle lanes solo. The first batch of such stickers ran out last year.

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