Trade situation is shifting quickly
Trade concessions could mean an end to the dispute.
It could affect $294 billion of U.S. exports.
"We don't want to fight in public via Twitter."
Uber had argued that it was merely an app.
Did German automakers collude over decades?
Regulators around the world question oversight over emissions-testing policies that failed to stop 11 million VW diesels from being programmed to rig the system.
It's not legally binding, but a ban on internal combustion could potentially spread across the entire European Union.
Developing cars for different markets is very costly, and finding a way to unify regulations could dramatically reduce those costs.
An EU commissioner says that VW should treat each side of the Atlantic the same when it comes to diesel scandal customer payments.
A study launched by VW and Shell looks to biofuels as a better way to achieve climate goals. Others see it as an attempt to block fuel-economy targets.
Five projects will add more than 500 new CHAdeMO/CCS Combo fast chargers, making transcontinental EV travel easier.
In 2011 meetings, regulatory officials worried about just the sort of thing that VW did to defeat European diesel emissions tests.
The European Parliament's Environment Committee votes to put a cap on first-generation biofuel use by 2020.
The European Union is working on legislation to scrap the 25-year-old laboratory tests in the New European Driving Cycle that measure vehicle emissions, replacing NEDC with Real Emissions Driving tests.
If only all of us were told that we could meet our goals and obligations by merely being "appropriate." That's the operative word being used to describe the European Union's goals for setting up publicly accessible electric-vehicle charging station and hydrogen refueling station infrastructure by the end of the decade. Turns out, the goals were unrealistic.
Testing vehicle emissions in the laboratory is a way to guarantee identical procedures, but it doesn't exactly mimic the results from an on-the-road drive. Ford, for example, famously had a problem with dynamometer testing in the Total Road Load Horsepower (TRLHP) calculations for the C-Max Hybrid. Over in Europe, the authorities are considering new rules that will not affect the emissions levels that need to be reached (those are already in process) but how the vehicles will be tested. Reuters
It can be difficult to see from the US, where the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid is not yet available, but the all-wheel drive SUV is a big hit in Europe and Japan. In fact, we learned at the Plug In 2014 Conference in San Jose, CA this week that Mitsubishi has sold over 33,000 copies of the PHEV around the world.