The top U.S. auto-safety regulator will step down, as his agency investigates fires in Tesla Motors Inc. electric cars and is behind schedule on implementing a rule requiring backup cameras in new cars.
The Obama administration may recommend that automakers increase the fuel economy of their vehicles to as much as 62 miles per gallon, almost double the current goals, by 2025, two environmentalists said.
Carmakers may be required to almost double the fuel economy of their vehicles in the U.S. to 62 miles per gallon by 2025 under a proposal being weighed by the Obama administration, according to environmentalists.
When President Barack Obama proposed new fuel-economy standards today, he set a pace that’s more aggressive than the industry has managed in the past four years -- or for any sustained period in the last 100.
Tesla Motors Inc., the electric-car maker run by Elon Musk, surged as much as 12 percent on investor confidence in Musk’s plan to boost his stake in the company that’s selling as much as $830 million in shares and debt.
The possible bankruptcy of Fisker Automotive Inc., which last week fired three-quarters of its workforce, is the latest blow to President Barack Obama’s goal of having 1 million electric vehicles on U.S. roads by 2015.
Chrysler Group LLC rolled out a vehicle this week that boasts the ability to drive 700 miles between fill-ups and gets 30 miles per gallon on the highway, with a eight-speed automatic transmission and a gasoline-saving “eco” mode.
Chrysler Group LLC and plug-in car battery supplier A123 Systems Inc. may not receive some or all of the U.S. Energy Department loans they’re seeking to produce more fuel-efficient vehicles, under a proposal the House is scheduled to debate today.