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They oppose planned mpg freeze, want feds and California to make nice

U.S. President Donald Trump is meeting 10 major automakers at the White House on Friday to discuss the fate of landmark fuel efficiency standards and a looming confrontation with California and other major states.

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It may institute a phase-out of gas car sales like the U.K. and France

Even without a ban, existing legislation will make gas cars a tough sell in California in the future.

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Pilot program could begin in San Diego this year.

CARB wants to encourage lower-income buyers to choose EVs.

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Including 500 new chargers for US plug-in vehicle drivers.

Volkswagen will spend $2 billion over five years to add charging stations across the US and establish a "Green City."

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"Adaptive shift programs can lead to incorrect and non-reproducible results."

Feds ponder if this actually cheating.

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The latest device alters the way transmission shifts.

Audi's emissions-cheating devices spread beyond its engines.

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Golden State is still far ahead of other states in terms of EV sales.

California is not going to reach its 2025 zero-emissions goals at the current rate.

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California's current credits system hinders electric vehicle adoption, Assemblywoman says.

If this plan goes into effect, CARB's ZEV mandate would look quite different.

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Tesla's Musk, O'Connell tout EV maker's role in lowered emissions.

Tesla executives take California and other vehicle makers to task for not doing more to widen electric-vehicle sales.

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Trump's been in favor of the RFS, which is big in Iowa.

Hillary Clinton talks to California regulators about how to possibly tweak or overhaul the renewable-fuels standard.

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Tesla's $169 million in ZEV credits may push California to boast goals.

California may make it harder for Tesla, another automakers to earn zero-emissions credits.

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California's cap-and-trade revenue drop has become a budgetary issue.

California's perks for buyers of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids may soon come to an end.

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The MPG scandal in Japan is spreading to our shores.

The EPA and CARB are requesting fuel economy info from Mitsubishi and want the company to do additional testing on some US models.

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California's wealthiest people will get shut out of government's green-car funding.

California will boost electric, plug-in hybrid rebates for lower-income residents starting next month.

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But, lower-income buyers will soon get an extra $1,500.

Low- to moderate-income EV buyers get an extra $1,500 in rebates, while rebates cease to exist for the highest-income earners.

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It might not even be possible for VW to fix its polluting diesels, according to an official from the California Air Resources Board. The regulator may seek a compromise.

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CARB Must Accept Plan Before Recall Could Start

VW has a recall plan for the 3.0-liter V6 diesel, but CARB and the EPA still need to test the solution before a recall could start.

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Company's Planned Repairs Lacked Details, Federal And State Officials Say

Volkswagen officials said they were sorry again for its emissions scandal, but federal and state regulators are still waiting for more than an apology.

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Volkswagen and environmental regulators can't come to terms on a fix for the automaker's emissions cheating diesel engines, according to a company insider.

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Musk-Led Plan To Push For More VW EVs Isn't Enough, Group Says

California regulators should force VW to make pollution-mitigation payments and cover testing-improvement costs.