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Volkswagen has gained approval from air regulators of the final modification plan for the remaining vehicles that contain software designed to defeat emissions tests, the California Air Resources Board has announced.

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Calif. Offers Funding to Fleets With Worst Air Pollution

Public fleets serving disadvantaged communities in California can apply for up to $15,000 in rebates for each green light-duty vehicle purchased. Plug-in hybrids, battery or range-extended electric vehicles, and fuel-cell vehicles are eligible.

Los Angeles Air Named Most Polluted in U.S.

The Los Angeles basin that also includes Long Beach again registered the highest level of air pollution among the largest urban areas in the U.S., according to the American Lung Association's (ALA) 2014 ranking.

Chinese Pollution Initiative Could Spur EV Sales

The government will allot a higher proportion of license plates every year to buyers of vehicles that need lower amounts of gasoline or use alternative energy. This could benefit electric automakers such as BYD Co Ltd.