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Air quality board says automakers must still meet Obama standards

Air quality board says automakers must still meet Obama standards.

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'It is not too late to choose a better way'

'It is not too late to choose a better way.'

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Stand by for more meetings, but they hope to reach a common goal

Stand by for more meetings, but they hope to reach a common goal

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CARB wants standards to rise through 2025

CARB wants standards to rise through 2025.

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Scott Pruitt will declare the rules 'not appropriate' but won't announce replacement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to use a Virginia car dealership on Tuesday as the setting to tout its rejection of the Obama administration's landmark vehicle fuel efficiency rules, a move that could put automakers in the middle of a battle between the Trump administration and California. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt plans to sign a declaration by Sunday that the Obama administration's vehicle efficiency rules for 2022 through 2025 are "not appropriate" and must be revise

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And here's how NHTSA might justify a decision to lower mpg goals

The Trump administration might lower fuel economy targets as soon as 2021. Automakers desperately want concessions, spending $49 million on lobbying in 2017.

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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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"If EPA acts to weaken or delay the current standards for model years 2022-25, like California, we intend to vigorously pursue appropriate legal remedies to block such action."

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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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There goes the notion of a nationwide emissions standard in America.

"What were you thinking when you threw yourselves on the mercy of the Trump administration to solve your problems?" asked Mary Nichols, head of CARB.

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US District Court Judge Charles Breyer still needs to sign off.

Certain VW Touareg, Porsche Cayenne, and Audi A6, A7, A8, Q5, and Q7 models are affected.

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The three-stage plan involves a massive increase in charging infrastructure.

No one told VW that taking recommendations from the Internet is a bad idea.

But it can say, 'sponsored by Volkswagen.'

VW might also have to pay for hydrogen stations for cars it doesn't sell.

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So many questions, so few answers.

What will President Trump do? We don't know, but we have some ideas.

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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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28 companies sign a letter calling on the DOJ calling to appoint an independent monitor.

There's concern in the EV charging industry that VW could use its big investment into zero-emissions tech to influence the business or hurt established competitors.

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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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