VW Plug-In Predictions, Achates Efficient Diesel Engine, Hyundai/Kia Diesels: Today's Car News


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We've got lots of diesel news today, including a radically efficient two-stroke engine from Achates Power and possible Hyundai and Kia diesels for the U.S. We also share Volkswagen's views on the future of plug-in hybrids and how they relate to battery-electric cars. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Toyota has now officially acknowledged that it racked up 7 million hybrids since 1997, which it says account for 70 percent of all hybrid cars sold globally.

Certain 2012 through 2014 model-year Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric cars are being recalled to fix faulty brake pumps.

Further crackdowns on diesel emissions are only a matter of time, European analysts say.

See why Volkswagen believes that plug-in hybrids are a "bridge" to more pure electric cars in the future.

Achates moves closer to pilot testing of its radically efficient two-stroke diesel engine in trucks.

Despite a false start in the past, Hyundai and Kia are considering offering diesels in the U.S. to meet stricter fuel-economy standards.

Toyota recalls 1.75 million vehicles globally to address problems with fuel systems and brakes.

Finally, an executive confirms the Porsche Macan S Diesel will be sold in the U.S., but won't arrive until roughly a year from now.

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