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Volvo working with California on more stringent emissions standards

It'll join Ford, BWM, Honda, VW in siding with states, not the EPA

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Uber, Postmates sue to block 'unconstitutional' California gig worker law

Assembly Bill 5 was signed into law to protect workers from exploitation, supporters say

In a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court on Monday, the companies and two app-based drivers said the law, which would make it harder for gig economy companies to qualify their workers as independent contractors rather than employees, was irrational, vague and incoherent. The office of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said in a statement on Monday it was reviewing the complaint. The law was signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom in September and has garnered national attent

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Politics or pollution? Feinstein seeks probe into EPA actions against California

She questioned whether over three dozen states with similar issues are being targeted

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein on Friday called for a probe into whether politics instead of pollution was behind the Trump administration's threat this week to withhold more than $4 billion in federal transportation funding from California over claims of poor air quality. "I am concerned that California is being unfairly targeted," Feinstein, a Democrat who represents the state, said in her letter to Charles Sheehan, deputy inspector general of the EPA. In response to the letter, an EPA spokes

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Lawmakers spar over Trump plan to freeze fuel efficiency rules

'We like big things. We like big trucks. We like big engines.'

"We like big things. We like big trucks. We like big engines."

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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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