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VW Diesel Settlement Gains Final Approval From Regulators

Federal and California environmental regulators have given final approval to Volkswagen's plan to fix or buy back about half of the diesel cars involved in its emissions scandal, which includes an additional $153 million payment to that state.

Toyota Investing in A.I. to Develop Zero-Emissions Tech

The Toyota Research Institute will invest $35 million in artificial intelligence and machine learning to speed up the development of advanced battery materials and fuel cell catalysts to power future zero-emissions and carbon-neutral vehicles.

Feds, 35 States Bolster EV Charging

The Obama administration will establish 48 national electric-vehicle charging networks on about 25,000 miles of highways in 35 states to increase adoption of electric vehicle usage, according to the White House.

Health Costs From Vehicle Emissions Studied

The health and climate costs of gasoline-powered vehicles operating in 10 states added $18.42 to the overall impact of a 16-gallon tank of gasoline in 2015, the American Lung Association claims in a new report.

Calif. Exceeding Zero-Emission Vehicle Goal

Nearly 12% of new light-duty vehicle purchases made by California state agencies are now zero-emission, exceeding Gov. Jerry Brown’s goal of 10% set forth in a 2012 executive order.