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California sues NHTSA and EPA over data on vehicle emissions freeze

'The public has a right to see all the facts,' says CARB

'The public has a right to see all the facts,' says CARB.

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California legislator proposes unrestricted Autobahn lanes between L.A., San Francisco

Bill would add eight lanes to two existing highways where drivers could go WOT

Bill would add eight lanes to two existing highways where drivers could go WOT.

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'VETTE C8' license plate on eBay from forward-thinking California entrepreneur

This isn't the seller's only unique license plate for sale

This isn't the seller's only unique license plate for sale.

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Report recommends mileage-based fee for EVs in California

UC Davis says ZEV registration fees aren't enough to fund road repairs

UC Davis says ZEV registration fees aren't enough to fund road repairs.

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California pushes for 100 percent zero-emission buses by 2040

CARB says it'll be equivalent to taking 4 million cars off the road

CARB says it'll be equivalent to taking 4 million cars off the road.

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Toyota to replace heroic nurse's fire-scorched Tundra pickup

He drove it through the Paradise wildfire to evacuate hospital patients

He used it to evacuate patients in California wildfires.

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White House, California to discuss vehicle emissions rules next week

Automakers are urging a compromise on nationwide emissions rules

Automakers are urging a compromise on nationwide emissions rules.

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Waymo gets California OK to test self-driving cars with no backup driver

It's an expansion of driverless tests company has been doing in Arizona

It's an expansion of driverless tests company has been doing in Arizona.

California counters Trump, considers boosting EV rebates

State could offer thousands of dollars as federal incentives fade

California could add thousands of dollars in incentives for electric cars

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California defies Trump, plans tighter rules on vehicle emissions

CARB wants standards to rise through 2025

CARB wants standards to rise through 2025.

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Scooter companies ride high on hope and hype

Segway-Ninebot expects to double its yearly revenue for the next 3-5 years

Segway-Ninebot expects to double its yearly revenue for the next 3-5 years.

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U.S. to propose revoking California power to set auto emissions rules

It could increase U.S. oil consumption by 500,000 barrels per day

It could increase U.S. oil consumption by 500,000 barrels per day.

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Pacific Coast Highway reopening after landslide; Dream Drive follows

A PCH convoy will have one car from every year dating back to 1934

A PCH convoy will have one car from every year dating back to 1934.

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Feds firm up plans to freeze fuel-economy standards, strip California mandate

But automakers oppose freeze, want U.S. to work with California

California wouldn't be able to set stricter standards.

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California begins digital license plate pilot program

The $700 plate can display messages or used to track cars

After years in development, California is finally rolling out its digital license plate pilot program. Drivers can purchase and install plate that uses the same E Ink screen technology as an Amazon Kindle or various wearables. The new digital display was developed by Reviver Auto and replaces a traditional stamped plate. It's available for both consumer and commercial vehicles, though at a considerable cost.

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Apple now has more than 50 autonomous cars on the road

So far, all of those vehicles still have humans behind the wheel

Apple has more than doubled the number of its self-driving cars, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has confirmed. Since obtaining a permit to test autonomous vehicles, Apple's fleet size has steadily risen – from a scant three test cars, to 27 in January, and now, 55 intelligent machines. Should the program remain on course, consumers could be chilling out in the driver's seat by 2019.

Trump sitting down with major automakers Friday on fuel-economy rules

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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California may soon allow passengers in driverless cars

In early April, California's new rules that allow automakers, tech giants and just about anybody to test fully driverless cars on its roads finally took effect. But before those companies can realize their ride-hailing robot taxi ambitions, they have to wait for the state to adopt a proposal issued by the California Public Utilities Commission. The public utility regulator's proposed rules would allow autonomous vehicles to give rides to the public as part of a pilot program – that is, so

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California DMV can now allow fully driverless car testing

But it may take a while before you see one in the wild

Automakers can now start testing fully driverless cars on California's roads. According to the state DMV's new regulations that became effective on April 2nd, it can now issue three types of autonomous vehicle testing permits. The first kind is the original one it approved years ago, which needs a driver behind the wheel, while the other two could pave the way for the release of Level 4 to 5 autonomous vehicles. See, the second type of permit it can dole out will allow automakers to test fully d

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