Battery-electric vehicles are the key to zero-emission commercial transportation in North America, according to Daimler Trucks North America, which is moving forward with battery-electric vehicle commercialization, contending that hydrogen fuel cells aren’t ready for prime time.
April 24, 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator reaffirmed the Trump administrations claim that it would not cooperate with California on establishing fuel economy rules.
April 5, 2019
Unlike passenger vehicles, which require biennial smog checks in California, heavy-duty diesel trucks are not currently required to undergo regular emissions testing. That might change with the introduction of a bill in the state Senate.
February 6, 2019
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has signed an executive order designed to support a transition to zero-emission vehicles and help the state reach 100% renewable electricity by 2040.
January 22, 2019
Volvo Trucks announced plans to sell an all-electric truck called the Volvo VNR Electric in North America by 2020.
December 11, 2018
The California Air Resources Board has adopted a new emissions tracking program that would help regulators identify vehicles with excess smog-related and greenhouse gas emissions.
November 15, 2018
Tennessee Tech said some of the conclusions of its study of glider kit emissions were not accurate, and that the data does not support its earlier statements that the remanufactured engines used in glider kits performed as well as OEM engines certified under EPA emissions standards.
October 25, 2018
The Ports of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach in Southern California will require all newly registered trucks servicing terminals at either port to be model year 2014 or newer as of Oct. 1.
September 27, 2018
Derive Systems has agreed to a $300,000 civil penalty and estimates that it will spend about $6.25 million to address a federal complaint that it sold engine control devices designed to override the emissions control systems of vehicles in violation of the Clean Air Act.
September 26, 2018
In San Francisco, it’s estimated that TNC companies produce the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as 100,000 households produce in a year.
September 14, 2018
Four Republican lawmakers are spearheading an effort to audit a 2017 EPA study that found that glider kits emit substantially more harmful pollutants than newer truck models.
September 10, 2018
An automotive-related sustainability stakeholder group has announced that it appreciates that language within the Trump administration’s proposed rule aimed at rolling back automobile fuel-efficiency targets set by the Obama administration reflects that "natural gas is an important part of the climate change battle."
August 6, 2018
A move by the White House to roll back automobile fuel-efficiency targets set by the Obama administration and to challenge the right of California and other states to set stricter tailpipe emission rules faces an uphill climb.
August 2, 2018
After a court challenge stymied its efforts to give makers of glider kits a reprieve from challenged provisions of its greenhouse gas regulations, the Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn an order to not enforce those regulations against small manufacturers of glider kits.
July 27, 2018
Several members of Congress have asked the inspector general of the Environmental Protection Agency to look into allegations that there was improper contact between Volvo Group, the Truck & Engine Manufacturers Association, and the EPA regarding the agency’s regulation of glider kits under its Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 rules.
July 5, 2018