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Diesel car sales down in 2016; will there be any in 2017?

Diesel car sales down in 2016; will there be any in 2017?

A backlog of diesel cars waiting to be tested by federal regulators has delayed several models from going on sale in the U.S. including many from BMW and possibly others from different manufacturers. And the backlog only compounds the problems diesel-powered passenger cars and SUVs face in the... read more

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2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Why VW killed its TDI diesels in the U.S.: future emission standards

Hell hath no fury like a well-meaning government regulator who's been sneered at and condescended to by executives of one of the world's largest auto companies—only to... read more July 20, 2016 by


 
Smog in Dehli, India (by Flickr user Mfield)

Indian capital to cancel registrations of diesel cars 10 years or older, immediately

India's top environmental court is taking aggressive action to curb air pollution in the country's capital city. New Delhi authorities were ordered by the courts on Monday to... read more July 20, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

VW won't relaunch 'clean diesels' as part of its US core, execs say

Automotive News reported Tuesday that Volkwagen's North American chief said the brand won't bring back most of its diesels to the U.S. anytime soon. “We are not... read more July 19, 2016 by


 
1970s Los Angeles smog depicted in the Honda short film "Never Ending Race."

What does VW's diesel-pollution mitigation program actually do?

Last month's settlement proposal to resolve the claims of more than 450,000 owners of VW and Audi 2.0-liter diesel cars contains quite a few separate requirements in its... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
2014 Audi Q5 TDI, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2013

Audi, Porsche, VW 3.0-liter V-6 diesel fix rejected by California regulators

Owners of several of the pricier Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen models fitted with VW's 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel engine will have to wait a little longer to find out what VW... read more July 14, 2016 by


 
Toyota Land Cruiser 70

Toyota seeks to stop investing in diesel engines altogether: exec

Diesel cars are starting to lose popularity. The Volkswagen diesel scandal has turned off many potential U.S. customers, while stricter global emissions standards will make... read more July 13, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

What do VW dealers get from the diesel-emission settlement?

Volkswagen diesel owners aren't the only ones affected by the VW's ongoing emissions cheating scandal. The company's dealers have acutely felt the impact of the scandal, in... read more July 8, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

What buyback, cash do I get if I bought a VW diesel after Sept. 18?

As part of the emission-cheating settlement announced last week, owners of Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars now have a choice of how to proceed. Owners can sell... read more July 5, 2016 by


 
2013 Audi TDI range

VW thinks it can fix 85,000 V-6 diesels from Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen

Owners of VW and Audi 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars finally got some good news this week when the terms of a proposed final settlement between VW and the EPA were announced... read more July 1, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

What will I get for my VW diesel car in the buyback?

More than nine months after the Volkswagen diesel scandal first came to light, VW and the EPA have agreed on a proposed final settlement for 482,000 cars with illegal "defeat... read more July 1, 2016 by


 
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

What will VW do with 400,000 dirty diesel cars it buys back?

After nine long months, the details of the VW diesel emission proposed settlement are out—hundreds of pages of them in at least 18 documents. Right up top is the... read more June 29, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

VW diesel settlement details: buybacks, payments, modifications, fines, more

More than nine months after the Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal came to light, the full details of the proposed final settlement between VW and the EPA were released this... read more June 28, 2016 by


 
2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Diesel-electric hybrid Jaguar 'J-Pace' test mule spotted in U.K.

Many hints have emerged recently to indicate that Jaguar will soon launch an all-electric SUV to compete with the Tesla Model X. Now Jaguar engineers have been spotted... read more June 26, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

VW to offer TDI diesel owners $7,000 plus buyback: rumor

With terms of a final settlement between Volkswagen and the EPA on 482,000 TDI diesel vehicles due to be announced next Tuesday, Judge Charles Breyer has imposed a gag order... read more June 23, 2016 by


 
Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]

Has Germany's long love affair with diesels finally collapsed?

It's been 80 years since the first Mercedes-Benz diesel vehicle went into volume production. Over that time, German makers have developed, refined, and promoted the... read more June 22, 2016 by


 

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