General Motors did not share key information that would have helped identify a defect that is now linked to at least 13 deaths and a recall of 2.6 million General Motors cars, the head of the NHTSA said in defense of his agency.
Cars that can communicate may sound like science fiction, but "vehicle-to-vehicle systems" could become a safety feature in automobiles sold in the U.S. Now the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it could require automakers to implement the technology in the next few years.
The New York Times report of a Tesla's failed test drive misses the point. You can't bring gas-powered car expectations to an all-electric vehicle.
A few falling acorns (Solyndra and A123) don't mean the sky is falling on clean technology. Far from it. The federal government’s track record on supporting green energy tech is an enviable one. And this investment is improving America’s energy, economic, and environmental fortunes.
New emission caps on greenhouse gases will add $950 to car prices but save $4,000 in fuel over the life of the car, the government says.
US gives carbon emission credits for hybrid, electric, and other alternatively fueled cars. The loophole is aimed at spurring the alternative technology.
The Obama administration set the first-ever greenhouse gas emission limits for US cars Thursday. To meet them, gas mileage standards must increase 40 percent to 35.5 miles per gallon.