Automakers Agree to ‘Right to Repair’ Pledge That Lets You Fix Your Car Anywhere

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Automakers Agree to ‘Right to Repair’ Pledge That Lets You Fix Your Car Anywhere
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After a 13-year legal battle over access to manufacturer repair tools, 23 automakers and thousands of independent repair shops have signed a memorandum agreeing to a “Right to Repair.” Continue Reading...

California And Automakers Argue Over ZEV Proposals

California And Automakers Argue Over ZEV Proposals
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Interestingly, all 10 states that follow the CARB ZEV plan, currently represent 30 percent of the entire US vehicle market, which means that hefty fines resulting from failure to meet the ultra stringent requirements will likely be passed onto consumers in the form of significantly higher vehicle prices. Continue Reading...

Automakers Petition White House To Reject 62-MPG CAFE Standard

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Automakers Petition White House To Reject 62-MPG CAFE Standard
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A trade group representing Detroit’s three automakers as well as Toyota is currently urging the Obama administration to say no to a proposal that could mandate a 62-mpg CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) industry standard by 2025. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, in a letter addressed to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and Environmental Protection Agency administrator… Continue Reading...

Silent But Deadly – Safety Regulation May Make Hybrid and Electric Cars Louder

Silent But Deadly – Safety Regulation May Make Hybrid and Electric Cars Louder
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As quiet as ninjas, hybrid and electric cars can be just as deadly. But while ninjas sneak up on you quickly, hybrid and electric vehicles are most likely to get you at low, parking lot speeds. According to a report that came out last fall from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), hybrids tend… Continue Reading...