Automakers Ask Trump To Ease Emissions Rules, EV Mandates – Get Ready For A War

It didn’t take the “Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers” long to cobble together a lobbying request for President-elect Donald Trump to roll-back emission mandates and “alternative powertrains” (think plug-in electric vehicles) requirements.  Just ~48 hours after Hillary Clinton ceded the election to Trump, the group has put together a eight page letter (PDF here)…

9 months ago by Jay Cole 172

It’s Official: Toyota & Mazda Form Technological Partnership

It’s now no longer a rumor. Toytota and Mazda collaboratively confirmed that they are establishing a new technological partnership.  The goal is to “build a mutually beneficial long-term partnership.” In a statement, Toyota remarked: “By leveraging the resources of both companies to complement and enhance each other’s products and technologies,…

2 years ago by Eric Loveday 20

Next-Gen Mazda2 To Get Rotary Range Extender?

At some point in the not-so-distant future, every automaker that wants to sell vehicles in the United States will have to offer plug-in vehicles (or fuel cell vehicles) to accumulate the ZEV (zero emission vehicle) credits necessary to avoid hefty fines from the Air Resources Board. That list includes Mazda.  So…

3 years ago by Jay Cole 24