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Every diesel brand in Europe emits more than VW, says new report

Every diesel brand in Europe emits more than VW, says new report

It's been a year since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that Volkswagen used illegal "defeat device" software that allowed its diesel cars to cheat emissions tests. The VW diesel scandal may be just the beginning, though. Because while Volkswagen continues to negotiate with... read more

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2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

First Volkswagen engineer pleads guilty to diesel emission fraud

Almost a year after news of Volkswagen's emissions cheating broke, an engineer pleaded guilty to charges related to the diesel scandal. This is the first time a VW employee... read more September 10, 2016 by


 
Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS) on a Peugeot 308

Study suggests every European diesel maker cheated on EU tests

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has thrown a bright spotlight on the way new cars and trucks are tested for compliance with emissions standards. The German carmaker's use of... read more September 9, 2016 by


 
2017 Jaguar XE

2017 Jaguar XE 20d fuel economy review

What a shame. Diesel engines were just getting a foothold in the United States and Volkswagen had to go ruin it. At this point, it looks like diesel is dead for cars in the... read more September 8, 2016 by


 
Renault Eolab Concept for future plug-in hybrid vehicle, 2014 Paris Motor Show

Cleaning up diesel too costly for mass market, Renault says, as real-world testing looms

Since the news of Volkswagen's illegal "defeat device" software in TDI diesel cars broke almost a year ago, the future of diesel cars has been the topic of much discussion... read more September 7, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Most VW diesel owners want the buyback, not a modified car

Under the terms of a proposed settlement, owners of Volkswagen 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel cars with illegal "defeat device" software have two options. They can take a... read more September 6, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL long-term test

VW promises dealers it will cut prices to boost U.S. sales after diesel debacle

In addition to a cash settlement with its U.S. dealers, Volkswagen said this week it would take measures to increase its sales in the U.S. following a year of its... read more August 30, 2016 by


 
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagen

VW diesel buyback: Here's what it's like to be an owner, so far

A Volkswagen TDI owner in Portland, Oregon, who's a good friend of this site is taking us along for the ride as he prepares to sell back his 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen... read more August 26, 2016 by


 
Semi trailer

When will the last diesel truck be sold in the U.S.? Our poll results

Diesel now has a dim future at best among U.S. passenger-car buyers, though its prospects continue to look strong for a minority of pickup truck buyers. Heavy-duty commercial... read more August 26, 2016 by


 
2015 Audi Q7 TDI

Audi, VW, Porsche 3.0-liter diesel owners won't hear a thing until November

Owners of Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche 3.0-liter V-6 TDI diesel models will remain in limbo for at least a few more months, it seems. While a settlement covering 2.0-liter... read more August 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL long-term test

VW customer satisfaction plummeted, now near the bottom

The ongoing diesel-emissions scandal undoubtedly did damage to Volkswagen's reputation in the U.S. But how does one quantify the scandal's impact on consumer perception of... read more August 25, 2016 by


 
Harmony of the Seas cruise ship

Cruise ships start to come under scrutiny as massive pollution machines

While increased pressure on carmakers to improve emissions continues, regulators and environmental groups are also scrutinizing other forms of transportation-related... read more August 19, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

What advice would you give a friend with a VW diesel? Our poll results

It's the question on hundreds of thousands of VW diesel owners' minds: what should I do? Should I simply sell the car back to Volkswagen, now that I know what amount I'm... read more August 18, 2016 by


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

Oversight of $2 billion VW electric-car funds required, charging companies say

As part of a preliminary settlement over its use illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars, Volkswagen is expected to pay for new electric-car charging infrastructure... read more August 17, 2016 by


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

VW diesel acts were likely criminal, U.S. finds; settlement talks underway

The proposed $15 billion settlement between Volkswagen and regulators over its emission-cheating diesel cars is winding toward final approval, but VW's miseries are far from... read more August 16, 2016 by


 
Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license)

U.K. businesses slowly moving away from diesel cars: survey

Europe has been loyal to diesel cars for decades, but it seems that loyalty is now starting to fade. Diesels have been popular because of their high fuel economy, but as the... read more August 12, 2016 by


 

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