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
The Trump administration might lower fuel economy targets as soon as 2021. Automakers desperately want concessions, spending $49 million on lobbying in 2017.
"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."
CARB wants to encourage lower-income buyers to choose EVs.
"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.
Certain VW Touareg, Porsche Cayenne, and Audi A6, A7, A8, Q5, and Q7 models are affected.
No one told VW that taking recommendations from the Internet is a bad idea.
VW might also have to pay for hydrogen stations for cars it doesn't sell.
What will President Trump do? We don't know, but we have some ideas.
Feds ponder if this actually cheating.
Audi's emissions-cheating devices spread beyond its engines.
If this plan goes into effect, CARB's ZEV mandate would look quite different.
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.
Tesla executives take California and other vehicle makers to task for not doing more to widen electric-vehicle sales.
Hillary Clinton talks to California regulators about how to possibly tweak or overhaul the renewable-fuels standard.