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Automakers to Trump: Reverse Fuel Efficiency Rules

Automakers to Trump: Reverse Fuel Efficiency Rules

General Motors, Ford, Toyota and 15 other major automakers have urged President Donald Trump to reverse a decision by the Obama administration to lock in fuel efficiency rules for model years 2022-2025 cars and light trucks.

Automakers Beat Fuel Economy, GHG Emissions Standards, EPA Says

Cars achieved record-high fuel economy while outperforming greenhouse gas emission standards last year, according to EPA data, even as low gas prices make it more difficult to sell more fuel-efficient vehicles.

VW Isn’t the Only Car Maker Facing Billions in Emissions Fees

VW Isn’t the Only Car Maker Facing Billions in Emissions Fees

Volkswagen went to court last week over the emissions scandal. The US government is suing the automaker for cheating air pollution tests and VW faces fines that could total as much as $46 billion. But Volkswagen may not be the only automaker on the hook for emissions failings. A report … Read more »

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Companies Pay $7 Billion in EPA Enforcement Actions

EPA enforcement actions in 2015 cost companies more than $7 billion, requiring them to invest in equipment to control pollution and clean up contaminated sites, according to the agency’s annual enforcement results. In fiscal year 2015, the EPA secured record-setting hazardous waste, Clean Air Act, and Superfund settlements. It also … Read more »

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Companies Pay $9.7bn in EPA Enforcement Actions

EPA enforcement actions in fiscal year 2014 required companies to invest more than $9.7 billion to curb pollution and clean up contaminated sites, according to the agency’s annual enforcement and compliance results. The EPA’s cases resulted in $163 million in combined federal administrative, civil judicial penalties, and criminal fines. Other … Read more »

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Hyundai, Kia to Triple Range of Eco-Friendly Cars by 2020

Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors announced plans to triple their number of fuel-efficient cars by 2020, Reuters reports. This will bring the total number of green cars in their lineup from seven to 22. By enhancing performance in all areas, the two automakers are looking to move from their … Read more »

Isuzu, Other Truck Manufacturers Call for Regulatory Cooperation

Isuzu and other global truck and engine manufacturers have called for regulatory harmonization and closer cooperation among European, North American, and Japanese regulators to improve energy efficiency and reduce fuel consumption associated with on-road freight transport. Meeting in Tokyo, the chief executives of more than 10 global truck and engine … Read more »

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Hyundai, Kia Pay Record $100M GHG Fine

Hyundai and Kia will pay a record $100 million penalty to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations based on their sale of close to 1.2 million vehicles that will emit approximately 4.75 million metric tons of greenhouse gases in excess of what the automakers certified to EPA. In addition to … Read more »

Ford, Goodyear, FTS Technologies Win Sustainability Innovation Awards

Ford, Goodyear and FTS Technologies received awards from the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment on Tuesday at the organization’s second annual Sustainable Innovation Awards ceremony in Rochester, Michigan. The Suppliers Partnership for the Environment is a partnership between automakers, their suppliers and the EPA. The awards program recognizes Supplier Partnership … Read more »

Potential H2 Fueling Stations Identified in California

A number of existing gas stations in California can safely store and dispense hydrogen, suggesting that a larger network of hydrogen fueling stations may soon be possible, according to a study by Sandia National Laboratories. Several car makers, including GM, Daimler, Hyundai-Kia, and Ford have been working to develop hydrogen fuel cell … Read more »

European Hydrogen Fuel Cell Charging Clusters Planned

BMW, Daimler, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and a host of hydrogen fuel companies have agreed to deploy a total of 110 hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in several European locations including Copenhagen, London and Munich and develop new clusters of hydrogen refueling stations in a deal worth £31 million ($51.5 million). Locations are being … Read more »

Linde Joins DOE Hydrogen Partnership

Linde North America has joined the Department of Energy’s H2USA, a public-private partnership to promote hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and build hydrogen fueling infrastructure across the US. Honda, GM, Toyota, Nissan and Hyundai are also members of H2USA. Linde North America is part of the Linde Group, which has equipped … Read more »