An EPA ban could make converting a streetcar into a racecar illegal starting in 2018. The Specialty Equipment Manufacturer’s Association (SEMA) pilloried the regulation as excessive government overreach.
Volkswagen halts sales of 2015 diesel cars that have software found to cheat on EPA emissions standards. U.S. dealers were told to halt sales of some 2015 diesel cars, following regulators’ discovery that software it designed for the vehicles gave false emissions data. VW faces civil fines up to $18 billion for the deception.