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These engineers uncovered the VW diesel emission scandal

These engineers uncovered the VW diesel emission scandal

Volkswagen's use of illegal "defeat device" software in its TDI diesel cars wasn't uncovered by the Environmental Protection Agency—or by any other regulatory agency. It was discovered by independent researchers from West Virginia University (WVU), working with the International Council on... read more

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2014 Audi Q5 TDI, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2013

Fix for Audi, VW, Porsche V-6 diesels closer to approval: report

Last November, the EPA announced that nearly 100,000 cars and SUVs fitted with VW Group's 3-liter V-6 diesel engines violated the Clean Air Act. The agency said at the time... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
2014 Audi A7 TDI

How VW's 3-liter diesel cheat worked; fate unclear for V-6 TDI vehicles

After last month's announcement of a plan that could pull hundreds of thousands of illegally polluting VW Group diesel cars off the road, one out of every six TDI owners is... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
2010 Audi A3 TDI

VW diesel 'defeat' software built by Audi, which never used it

The Volkswagen Group's work with illegal "defeat device" software goes back even further than originally thought, a recent report found. Audi developed software to alter the... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

VW diesel buyback: what other automakers paid for used vehicles

A main aspect of the agreement between VW and the EPA to settle its diesel-emission cheating scandal is an offer by Volkswagen to buy back all 482,000 2.0-liter TDI diesel... read more May 4, 2016 by


 
Matthias Müller

VW CEO's 'plea for mercy' to Obama over diesel cheating scandal

Sometimes the language and imagery of a news story is so startling that you're drawn to read it despite yourself. (The writer gets double points if it you're lured in without... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

Volkswagen misses own deadline for diesel-cheating report, now expected by end of year

Ten days ago, a major milestone in the Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal was reached. On Thursday, April 21, VW and the EPA agreed on the broad-stroke outlines of a plan to... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
2016 Ram 1500 HFE, Denver, CO, April 2016

2016 Ram 1500 HFE EcoDiesel fuel-economy review: 24-mpg full-size pickup truck

It may not look like it, but the Ram full-size pickup you see here may be one of the more interesting new trucks on the road today. You might view it as this decade's version... read more April 27, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

VW diesel agreement: what we know (and don't know) in 5 questions

Yesterday's news that Volkswagen and the U.S. EPA had reached agreement on a deal to address VW's diesel-emission cheating scandal brought as much confusion as clarity. The... read more April 22, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

VW settlement with EPA announced over diesel emission scandal (updated)

Volkswagen and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said today that they had reached an agreement on a plan to address hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles sold over... read more April 21, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

Volkswagen may buy back 500,000 illegally polluting cars, report says

Volkswagen may buy back more than 500,000 illegally polluting cars in the U.S., Reuters reported Wednesday. The news agency’s report follows one from German newspaper... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Golf

Diesel scandal hurts VW sales in Europe and U.S., not China

The ongoing diesel-emissions scandal continues to affect Volkswagen sales, but not in every market. In March, sales once again fell in the U.S. and VW's home market of... read more April 19, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche Macan

VW diesel fallout: hot-selling Porsche Macans finally certified by EPA

It may not be sold in the U.S. with a diesel engine after all, but the 2017 Porsche Macan was recently ensnared in the Volkswagen diesel scandal. Shipments of the small... read more April 14, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

Can VW, agencies meet April 21 diesel-fix deadline? EPA head not sure

Nine days remain until the deadline imposed by a judge for Volkswagen and two regulatory agencies to agree on the outline of a plan to modify vehicles affected by the... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford C-Max Energi

Best deals on hybrid, electric, fuel-efficient cars for April 2016

It's once again time to look at the best deals on green cars for the month. As always, some incentives and rebates carry over unchanged, while others are new and may be... read more April 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

Diesel scandal to hurt plug-in hybrids, former Fiat exec says

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has led to calls for more real-world emission testing outside laboratory conditions, in order to catch future cheating. That could be bad news... read more April 8, 2016 by


 

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