Automakers Under Antitrust Investigation After Rebuffing Trump Emissions Policy

Automakers Under Antitrust Investigation After Rebuffing Trump Emissions Policy

Four major automakers – Ford, Honda, BMW and VW – are the subjects of a new antitrust investigation launched by the U.S. Justice Department after deciding to allegedly "go rogue" and continue to build new vehicles following the emission standards set forth by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), rather than the rolled-back, weaker emissions standards issued by the Trump Administration.

Four major automakers – Ford, Honda, BMW and VW – are the subjects of a new antitrust investigation launched by the U.S. Justice Department after deciding to allegedly “go rogue” and continue to build new vehicles following the emission standards set forth by the California Air Resources Board (CARB), rather than the rolled-back, weaker emissions standards issued by the Trump Administration.

According to media reports, the four automakers are seeking to build vehicles to these higher standards set forth in July by CARB because it creates one unified national standard, rather than single weaker state by state standards.

To read more on the investigation, click here.

You May Also Like

Purolator Launches Summer Mail-in Rebate Promotion for Air Filters

The promotion will run through Aug. 31 for all Purolator air and cabin air filters.

Purolator has launched a national mail-in rebate program to help automotive retailers and installers drive additional sales for engine air filters and cabin air filters.

The promotion will run through Aug. 31 for all Purolator air and cabin air filters.

Customers at participating automotive retail stores will qualify for a $5 rebate on the purchase of any two Purolator air or cabin air filters, while customers at participating repair shops will qualify for a $5 mail-in rebate on the installation of any single Purolator air or cabin air filter.

Epicor To Demonstrate Augmented Reality eCatalog At AAPEX In Las Vegas

This “Catalog of the Future” enables users to perform inspections, visualize parts and labor information and order replacement components from the service bay, the company says.

Continental Expands Popular Asian, European And Domestic Coverage For VDO Brushless HVAC Motors

The company has added more than 30 new SKUs to its VDO Brushless HVAC Motors line, expanding the company’s coverage to include Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Infiniti, Lexus, and Toyota automobiles and light trucks for model years 2011-’17.

OttoFran And Vast-Auto Family Hold 2017 Annual Convention

The Vast-Auto and OttoFran marketing and sales team held various workshops during which the latest market information, the new banners programs, marketing campaigns and the action plan for 2017-2018 were presented.

Streamlight Introduces Rechargeable KeyMate USB Flashlight

With an off/off button for constant operation, the KeyMate USB has three modes: high (35 lumens); low (16); and strobe (flashes at high lumen level). Featuring LED technology for extreme brightness, the light provides a run time of one hour on high and two hours in both the low and strobe modes.

Other Posts

All-New Ford Expedition Redefines Full-Size SUVs with Adaptable Interior, Smart Technology for Every Occupant

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For today’s active families, Ford introduces the all-new Expedition – the smartest, most capable and most adaptable Expedition ever – with technology to keep every passenger connected, more power for drivers, and more expected towing capability than any other full-size SUV. The all-new Expedition makes its debut today with an assist from the Dallas

Coil Conversion Kit For 2001-’05 Audi A6 And Audi allroad Quattro

For ride quality, the kit includes new custom-valved, application-specific shock absorbers. The Audi front coil spring assemblies include new upper mounts, Arnott says.

TRICO Wins 2016 Subaru Of America Supplier Excellence Award

Subaru of America, the major automobile manufacturing division of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. Of Japan, implements an annual supplier rating program to monitor and improve the supplier base in order to maintain the highest quality of products and service.

EnerSys, Manufacturer Of ODYSSEY Batteries, Sponsors Greg Adler’s 2016 ULTRA4 Racing And LOORRS Vehicles

As associate sponsor, the ODYSSEY battery logo is prominently displayed on the rear bedside on both of Adler’s ULTRA4 vehicles and on his LOORRS Pro 4 vehicle, on all team apparel and all team racing publicity materials.