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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.


This amount includes $100-million in civil penalties, the largest such fines in EPA history.


CARB, SCAQMD Signed Off On New Rules

The air in Los Angeles is better than it has been in the past, but that isn't stopping four environmental and health groups from suing the EPA to do a better job. Two national groups (the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council) are filing the lawsuit with two local groups (Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles and Communities for a Better Environment) in the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals against the EPA's "deficient smog plan," as Earth justice attorney Adrian Marti


2014 Numbers Show New Companies On Top, Bottom Of List

When it comes to California zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) credits last year, Nissan was selling and Mercedes-Benz was buying. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) put out its ZEV-credits numbers for the year that ended September 30, which is why we now know that Nissan, maker of the battery-electric Leaf, transferred 663.6 ZEV credits out of its account last year. That just edged out the 650.195 credits that Tesla sold. Chrysler's Fiat affiliate was a distant third, but its limited-productio


Intermediate Automakers Could Get EV Reprieve

Will October 23 be a day of reckoning for some US automakers? Could be, since that's when the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is meeting up and may tweak its mandates for zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) compliance for some of the world's largest carmakers. Green Car Reports says the news may be good.


Last July, Plug In America declared that a Mitsubishi i-MiEV in Alabama was the 100,000th electric vehicle sold in the US. Today, the California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative announced that that many EVs have now been sold in California alone. To celebrate the milestone – which was actually 102,440 EVs sold in the Golden State between when the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf were introduced in late 2010 and the end of August 2014 – we spoke with some of the key players in moving

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