Emissions standards for trucks planned
Future longhaul trucks, school buses and large pickup trucks will be required to cut fuel consumption and emissions by 10 to 20 percent under first-ever fuel efficiency plans for trucks released Monday by the Obama administration. The reductions in tailpipe emissions for medium- and heavy-duty trucks will begin being phased in with the 2014 model year. Large tractor-trailers would have until 2018 to reach a 20 percent reduction. The proposal is expected to be finalized next summer.
--The Associated Press
Porsche debuting track-ready Cayman
Porsche is continuing its lineup expansion with the debut of a stripped-down version of the Cayman at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. The Clubsport, intended for racing enthusiasts as well as daily drivers, will have a 333-horsepower 3.4-liter six-cylinder engine and will be 200 pounds lighter than the Cayman. Features such as air conditioning and a stereo will be optional. The Clubsport will go on sale in late 2011 at around $60,000.