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White House debates changes to biofuel mandates

Some administration officials want to expand environmental credits that encourage production of flex-fuel vehicles that can run on high-ethanol gasoline and would require government agencies to use more of them -- both steps that could increase the use of corn...

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Mercedes to join Calif. mpg, emissions pact, report says

Mercedes-Benz, in a setback to White House efforts to ease federal fuel-efficiency targets, may be the next automaker to agree to California's new voluntary light-vehicle emissions rules with four major automakers, The New York Times reported, citing two people...

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Vision Releases VisionMenu 4.0

Vision Dealer Solutions announced the launch of VisionMenu 4.0, the latest update to the VisionMenu Classic electronic F&I menu. ... Read More »

SMART Payment Plan Adds 30 New Markets

Matching payments program provider SMART Payment Plan is seeking agents to represent the company in 30 new U.S. markets. ... Read More »

Report: Auto Dealers Shine Among Reputation-Dependent Industries’s 2019 Auto Reputation Report finds reputation drives sales volume, charting a 1% increase in sales for every 30- to 40-point increase in reputation score for auto dealers. ... Read More »

Mercedes reviews van lineup as diesel debate dents sales

Daimler is reviewing the product portfolio at its vans division, where sales have been hit hard by doubts about the cleanliness of diesel engines, a top executive said, adding the X-class midsize pickup truck is not delivering sales the company targeted. ... Read More »

Porsche, Apple Music partner on infotainment

Porsche Cars North America CEO Klaus Zellmer calls the infotainment partnership -- for streaming services -- with Apple Music a “brand fit.” ... Read More »

Cadillac ad labels 3-row XT6 as ‘crew ready’

Cadillac turned to the brothers who directed "Avengers: Endgame" to promote its newest crossover. ... Read More »

The fast and the curious: Highlights from Monterey Car Week

From Acura to Bugatti, from bespoke to concept, the show was not short of eye candy. Here's a roundup of what showed up on the stands. ... Read More »

New EV awareness campaign draws parallels to the early days of the internet

The "Normal Now" ad attempts to spark sales by making comparisons to other technologies that were once niche but are now common.  ... Read More »