EV sales in China are growing, although they represent a microscopic portion of the world’s biggest auto market. As there is little organic demand for the vehicles, the central and local governments have turned to a cornucopia of incentivizing policies to move the electric metal....More
The German magazine Wirtschaftwoche quotes California Air Resources Board chief Mary Nichols as saying only VW has been found to have used software producing deceptively low levels of emissions....More
While broccoli is good for people, they’d rather have doughnuts, much in the same way new-car buyers would rather drive light trucks than fuel-efficient small cars or hybrids, says Honda dealer Forrest McConnell III....More
A Southwest Research scientist says many automakers are just getting started in their research of the dual-fuel RCCI system, and that it will take at least a decade before the technology is ready for production vehicles....More
In 2017, California’s emissions rules will change and FCVs will carry the traveling credits automakers use to remain 50-state compliant. The rule change could lead to a shift in OEM capital investment....More
The alliance aims to help expand the global market for zero-emissions vehicles by providing intellectual support for design of ZEV policies and analysis of consumer markets, including demand for different types of ZEV technologies....More
The new 2.0L and 2.5L engines represent the first time Porsche, which has a rich legacy of horizontally opposed piston engines, has developed one that combines turbocharging and only four cylinders....More
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