Perhaps spurred by the final week of an administration, it’s a morning of green-car news from regulators Washington, D.C. The Trump administration has attempted to delay steeper mpg fines. A large-scale recall of Tesla vehicles for touchscreen issues has been requested by the NHTSA. And the NTSB says that automakers aren’t doing enough about EV risk to emergency responders. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.
The federal government has requested a recall from Tesla for failing touchscreen systems
The Trump administration in its final days has reportedly agreed to an auto-industry request to again delay steeper fines for failing to meet federal fuel economy standards
Although fires occur at a lower rate in electric cars than in gasoline ones, EV fires from high-speed crashes create special risks that aren’t adequately being addressed in automakers’ emergency response guides, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) cautioned Wednesday.
Over at Motor Authority: VW is gaining on Tesla in global EV sales