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Court rejects Tesla’s attempt to raise fines for automakers violating fuel economy requirements

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Automakers say the increase will cost them at least a billion dollars a year

A US Court of Appeals yesterday denied Tesla’s motion to impose higher fines on automakers that fail to meet US fuel economy requirements.

In April, an appeals court already denied the electric vehicle maker’s request for immediate action, pending a review of the matter by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA). In August, Tesla again asked the court to take immediate action.

Court rejects Tesla's attempt to raise fines for automakers violating fuel economy requirements

Tesla is selling allowances to other automakers so they can meet government requirements. Those allowances have been devalued due to rule changes made by former President Donald Trump’s administration, the company said.

In August, an NHSTA notice came out saying the administration was planning to increase the fines. In December, she submitted a draft proposal to the White House for regulatory review.

Automakers say the increase will cost them at least a billion dollars a year, both in the form of fines for non-compliance with the rules and payments for allowances used to comply with the rules.

The Trump administration, in its final days, has delayed passing a 2016 regulation that more than doubled penalties for automakers failing to meet “Average Corporate Fuel Economy” (CAFE) requirements. In August, Tesla urged NHSTA to withdraw the decision immediately so the ruling could go into effect. A group representing major automakers including General Motors, Toyota, Ford and Volkswagen opposed Tesla’s request.

“That Tesla can benefit from greater confidence in the value of the CAFE quotas it has accumulated is hardly a reason to terminate the current administrative process,” the group said in the appeals court.

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Tank 300 and Ford Bronco competitor. Brutal crossover Chery Jetour T-1 filmed on public roads

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Tank 300 and Ford Bronco competitor Brutal crossover Chery Jetour

Chery has launched its brutal Jetour T-1 crossover on public roads in China, which will compete with the Tank 300 and Ford Bronco. Despite the fact that the car was filmed in camouflage, we are talking about the serial version, since mass production has already begun.

Tank 300 and Ford Bronco competitor.  Brutal crossover Chery Jetour T-1 filmed on public roads

Tank 300 and Ford Bronco competitor.  Brutal crossover Chery Jetour T-1 filmed on public roads

The angular design of the Jetour T-1 is clearly visible even through camouflage. The car will hit the market in two versions: a 5-seater with a length of 4.8 m and a 7-seater with a length of 4.95 m. At the rear, the crossover will be similar to the Land Rover Defender – the spare wheel will be mounted on the trunk lid.

Tank 300 and Ford Bronco competitor.  Brutal crossover Chery Jetour T-1 filmed on public roads

Tank 300 and Ford Bronco competitor.  Brutal crossover Chery Jetour T-1 filmed on public roads
Tank 300 and Ford Bronco competitor.  Brutal crossover Chery Jetour T-1 filmed on public roads

Inside there will be a flat panel similar to the Mercedes-Benz G-class with a virtual instrument cluster and a large screen placed in the center of the front panel.

Tank 300 and Ford Bronco competitor.  Brutal crossover Chery Jetour T-1 filmed on public roads

Jetour T-1 will be offered with several engines of 1.6 and 2.0 liters. Moreover, there will also be a plug-in hybrid option with a power reserve of about 1000 km.

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Hydrogen hybrid CR-V. Honda to begin production of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the US in 2024

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Hydrogen hybrid CR V Honda to begin production of hydrogen fuel

Honda has officially announced that it will begin manufacturing hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the US in 2024.

The first model will be a plug-in hybrid based on the current generation CR-V. In theory, you’ll get an electric car for your daily commute, as well as the ability to drive long distances with zero emissions.

More details about the hydrogen-powered CR-V will be revealed closer to the vehicle’s 2024 launch. The existing CR-V is available as a conventional gasoline-powered hybrid.

Hydrogen hybrid CR-V.  Honda to begin production of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the US in 2024

The new model is part of Honda’s larger strategy to phase out combustion engine vehicles by 2040, using a mix of clean electric and fuel cell vehicles.

Aside from the hydrogen-powered CR-V, Americans can also look forward to the all-electric Prologue SUV in 2024. The brand already sells the Honda E subcompact electric car, but not in the US. Honda aims to be carbon neutral by 2050.

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Skoda has announced the release of three brand new all-electric models by 2026.

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Skoda has announced the release of three brand new all electric

Skoda has reaffirmed its environmental commitment by announcing plans to launch three all-new all-electric models by 2026.

In addition to three brand new electric vehicles coming out over the next four years, the company will also add new models in the coming years, and most of them will be electric. By 2030, the share of electric vehicles in the brand’s European sales will grow to more than 70%, according to Skoda. This means that the company will continue to release new or updated models with internal combustion engines.

Skoda has announced the release of three brand new all-electric models by 2026.

Skoda also wants to achieve the greatest possible reduction in CO2 emissions in its production cycle. The company’s Indian plants will become CO2-neutral in 2025, and one of its Czech plants (in Vrchlabí) has already achieved this goal at the end of 2020. Two other Skoda plants in the Czech Republic are to become CO2-neutral by 2030.

Recycling is also an important part of the company’s strategy. In the case of the Octavia, a third of the materials used to make a car today are recycled. These are steel, aluminum, glass, plastic and even insulating materials.

Skoda recently announced the release of the 750,000th Skoda Kodiaq crossover.

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