Colorado adopts California vehicle emissions standards

Last week, Colorado became the 13th state to adopt California’s stringent vehicle emissions standards, which may make the Centennial State ready for a showdown with the Trump administration.  The state’s Air Quality Control Commission approved the California standard to begin for the 2022 model year. The commission claimed that the new regulations will reduce carbon dioxide […]

VW, BMW, Daimler bosses willing to attend White House meeting, report says

Trump has refrained from imposing car tariffs while the U.S. and EU launch negotiations to cut other trade barriers. BERLIN — The heads of Volkswagen Group, BMW and Daimler are ready to attend a meeting at the White House with the Trump administration, but have not yet received a formal invitation, industry sources said. The […]

Not just another cute ‘ute

The new 2020 Range Rover Evoque will be more than just a pretty face when it arrives in the U.S. next year. The updated crossover SUV revealed Thursday sports some of the most advanced off-road systems found on a Range Rover, and will offer the latest tech inside from the automaker. So go ahead and […]

Nissan board votes to oust Ghosn as chairman

Ghosn’s era is over. TOKYO — Nissan Motor Co.’s board voted Thursday to remove Carlos Ghosn as chairman and representative director, coming another step closer to ejecting the storied auto executive from the Japanese carmaker he once rescued from near bankruptcy. Led by CEO Hiroto Saikawa, the board also decided to strip representative director status […]

What’s New for 2019: Dodge

Dodge might as well be called America’s department of muscle cars. For 2019, the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles division is just as performance-oriented as it was last year, but with some notable changes. The seemingly evergreen Dodge Challenger drops its Demon model in favor of a more honed, track-oriented SRT Hellcat Redeye iteration with less power […]

Nvidia lands more deals with Chinese automakers

BEIJING — U.S. chipmaker Nvidia Corp. has signed separate deals with Chinese electric vehicle startups XPeng Motors, Singulato Motors and SF Motors to develop autonomous driving technology, Chief Executive Jensen Huang said on Wednesday. Huang, speaking at an event in the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, said XPeng and Singulato will use Nvidia’s artificial intelligence […]

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE first drive review: Bellwether luxury crossover SUV

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class that I rushed through a washed-out road on a steamy October afternoon didn’t seem to mind that when it rains in Central Texas, it pours. For Mercedes-Benz, the GLE has become a beacon of stability. It’s a middle child in a lineup of crossover SUVs stretching from around $35,000 for the […]

Keystone XL pipeline case portends struggle for Trump emissions rollback effort

WASHINGTON — Public interest groups, state pollution regulators and many automakers are wringing their hands over the Trump administration’s campaign to dilute clean-car standards for the 2021-26 model years. They can relax. This is “The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight.” Like the Mafia family in Jimmy Breslin’s 1969 novel who bungled one hit job after […]

Apple co-founder not sold on self-driving cars

Based on his experience with his Tesla, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak said last week that doesn’t believe fully self-driving cars are possible in the near-term. Wozniak told CNBC in an interview published last week he initially hoped Apple would be first to launch a self-driving car, but added that he now doesn’t “believe in auto-driving […]

Ghosn said to face arrest over taxes in Japan

Ghosn is well regarded for having turned Nissan around from near bankruptcy. Photo credit: REUTERS UPDATED: 11/19/18 7:05 am ET — adds Ghosn’s arrest TOKYO – Nissan Motor Co. is preparing to fire Chairman Carlos Ghosn for allegedly under-reporting his income and using corporate assets for personal use, a company spokesman said. CEO Hiroto Saikawa, […]