Last Friday was not a particularly good day for Donald Trump.
After campaigning for months on promises to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the president’s attempt to follow through on those vows stalled on Friday afternoon. Though Democrats were strongly opposed to the American Health Care Act, the bill’s failure has largely been attributed to irreconcilable differences within Trump’s own Republican party.
But something else happened on Friday, something you might’ve missed due to all the healthcare headlines: the California Air Resources Board voted to maintain current emissions standards, which govern vehicles through the 2025 model year.
That, in turn, could set the stage for another damaging showdown for Trump, not to mention the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt.
A brief recap
California has a reputation for prioritizing environmental concerns, and CARB is the embodiment of that stereotype.
For years, the agency lobbied the EPA for permission to
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It’s the vehicle that could finally make electric cars mainstream: the Chevrolet Bolt EV, with its ability to go upwards of 230 miles without having to be recharged. But unless you live in one of just two states, you can’t march down to your local Chevrolet dealer this week to buy one.
As Green Car Reports uncovered, the Bolt EV is just beginning a very slow roll-out that will eventually see it arriving in all 50 states by the end of September. Initially, the Bolt EV arrived in California and Oregon late last month. By the end of February, buyers in Massachusetts, Maryland, and Virginia will also be able to get in on the game.
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That state list slowly expands to include more primarily coastal states as Spring unfolds.
Here’s a look at the roll-out:
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Final safety testing has officially been completed for the 2017 Buick LaCrosse, in which the National Highway Traffic Association awarded the sedan a five-star rating. With that, each of Buick’s six models has earned a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA.
This is the third consecutive year Buick has swept the safety ratings with each of its vehicles, which began in 2015. The 2017 Buick Cascada has also become the first convertible of the year to earn a five-star Overall Vehicle Store.
“We know safety is top of mind for buyers when shopping for new vehicles, and the recent ratings by NHTSA showcase our brand’s dedication to providing our customers with safe, reliable transportation,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of Global Buick Sales, Service and Marketing. “We’ve launched four new vehicles in 2016 and we are extremely proud to continue to offer a lineup of award-winning vehicles that have NHTSA five-star
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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] on Monday confirmed that its planned Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer SUVs will be built at its Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan.
The plant is
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2017 Cadillac XT5
Cadillac’s 2017 lineup adds a new SUV in the form of the XT5, while at the same time sending the SRX to the history bin.
The American luxury marque also dropped the unloved ELR extended-range electric coupe while adding the much more practical CT6
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The Texas Tuner is at it again. This time he’s not prepping a new Camaro or Corvette for high-speed, high-horsepower duty. Instead, he’s turned his attentions to the Cadillac Escalade. Yes, the large luxury SUV from the GM stable just got a massive dose of power, and you can put one in your garage.
In it’s stock guise, the Escalade is actually surprisingly quick. It has a 420-horsepower V-8
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