Volkswagen Announces Major Steps Toward Electrifying Its Vehicle Fleet

By | Dashboard Insights | April 20, 2017
While fans of electrifying rides got a boost from the box office this week, fans of electrified rides are living in exciting times as well. Volkswagen has delivered two major pieces of news in this space.  First, it announced that after dipping its toes in the waters of the electric vehicle market with its current e-Golf, it will be jumping in headlong, releasing four new affordable electric vehicle models in coming years, including a crossover, a midsize SUV, a hatchback, and a sedan.  View Full Post
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President Trump Orders EPA Review of Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards

By | Dashboard Insights | March 20, 2017
One of the more aggressive steps taken by the Obama administration to reduce carbon emissions was to have the EPA set an ambitious target for Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards: 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025.  In a release in the closing days of the administration, the EPA reaffirmed its commitment to this standard, citing the benefits of improved fuel economy versus the ability of automakers to hit these targets with manageable increases in vehicle costs. View Full Post
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Department of Transportation Releases Policy Guidance On Autonomous Vehicle Technology (Part II: State Government Guidance)

By | Dashboard Insights | September 29, 2016
In addition to its industry guidance, covered in the previous post, the DOT’s Policy Guidance for autonomous vehicle technologies also proposed a “model state policy” for regulating these new vehicles. View Full Post
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DOT Releases Policy Guidance On Autonomous Vehicle Technology (Part I: Industry Guidance)

By | Dashboard Insights | September 26, 2016
As automakers and their suppliers alike have been working through the issues confronting autonomous vehicles, they have been doing so with a giant blind spot: just how the federal government, which regulates almost every aspect of automotive design, was going to approach the question of standards for autonomous cars. View Full Post
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