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New Report Shows Electric Vehicle Technology Advancing Faster Than Anticipated

, senior engineer, Clean Vehicles

California’s influential Air Resources Board has just released a comprehensive assessment of the status of the state’s “Advanced Clean Car” regulations. While the report is not only about electric vehicles, the state’s Zero Emission Vehicle program is evaluated in detail. Overall, the findings are very positive on how California’s leadership on clean vehicle policy has spurred much of the auto industry to make new technologies available for consumers. Read more >

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#dieselgate, pt. II: Sergio’s Revenge

, senior vehicles analyst

Today, the Environmental Protection Agency announced that Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) violated the Clean Air Act with sales of Ram 1500 and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles powered by diesel engines.  Read more >

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EPA (Correctly) Affirms Vehicle Standards, Despite Automaker Misinformation

, senior vehicles analyst

EPA finalized its determination today that the current light-duty vehicle global warming emissions standards for 2022-2025 are appropriate. This adjudication affirms what we have said all along—manufacturers are currently ahead of schedule on the first round of standards (2012-2016) and continue to show the many pathways to cost-effectively meeting future standards. Read more >

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What Electric Vehicle Sales in 2016 Mean for the Future of Transportation

, Kendall Science Fellow

I’m a fan of electric vehicles. What can we expect to happen with them, based on 2016 numbers? Read more >

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Self-Driving Cars in 2017: Navigating the Promises and Pitfalls

, research and deputy director, Clean Vehicles

I’ve been thinking a lot about self-driving cars lately—and I’m not the only one. Predictions abound about when the technology will be fully ready, but these vehicles are already out there being tested on public roads. In fact, I’m lucky if a week goes by and I don’t see a car with a spinning roof top sensor—even my first-grader is pretty good at spotting them. Read more >

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