According to Audrey Strauss, Acting US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Toyota “systematically violated regulations that provide [the Environmental Protection Agency] with a critical compliance tool to ensure that vehicles on the road comply with federal emissions standards.” This isn’t to say Toyota cheated on any emissions testing, so much as it failed to file the appropriate paperwork with the EPA regarding any emissions defects in the company’s products. This occurred over a 10-year period, from 2005 to 2015, the Department of Justice said in a press release. … [Read more...] about Toyota To Pay $180 Million Over Clean Air Act Violations
The complaint alleges that Detroit Diesel commenced construction of the heavy-duty diesel engines during model year 2009, but did not complete construction of the engines until calendar year 2010. Because Detroit Diesel completed all manufacturing and assembling processes for the engines in 2010, the complaint alleges that the engines were produced in 2010 and required a certificate of conformity demonstrating compliance with 2010 emission standards. From approximately January 5, 2010 through approximately June 1, 2010, Detroit Diesel sold the engines for on-highway use in heavy duty vehicles. Because the engines were not certified to the more stringent 2010 NOx emission standards, Detroit Diesel’s introduction of these engines resulted in excess emissions. The engines were manufactured in Detroit, Michigan, but were introduced into commerce across the country. … [Read more...] about Daimler’s Detroit Diesel must pay $28.5M for Clean Air Act violation
While installing new parts could be expensive and time-consuming, it would potentially avoid another vehicle buyback. VW agreed with American government representatives to spend over $15 billion to purchase the cheating 2.0-liter diesel vehicles from owners and to invest in environmental cleanup. … [Read more...] about VW advancing emissions fix for V6 engines in U.S.
The Zoom-Zoom company gave its blessing to the coachbuilder. Wait, what is a Hurtan? We first wrote about the Spanish coachbuilder back in July 2017 when the Granada-based boutique marque made the headlines with its eccentric takes on the Chrysler PT Cruiser and Fiat Ducato. We’ve attached a gallery of the two models lower on this page as a reminder, but today’s story is all about the 2021 Grand Albaycin. … [Read more...] about Hurtan Grand Albaycin Officially Revealed As Mazda-Backed Retro MX-5