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VW settles diesel cheating cases: felony pleas, $4.3 billion fines

VW settles diesel cheating cases: felony pleas, $4.3 billion fines

Last week, Volkswagen settled an array of criminal and civil charges over its 16-month-old diesel scandal with the U.S. Justice Department. The news of the settlement was quickly swamped by a variety of further stories, both on the regulatory and diesel fronts. Those included the arrest of one... read more

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5 more VW diesel execs indicted, including R&D head, after weekend arrest

On Wednesday, six senior VW Group executives were indicted by the Justice Department on multiple counts of conspiracy and intent to defraud. The charges include conspiracy to... read more January 13, 2017 by


 
2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

EPA says Ram, Jeep diesel emission software violates Clean Air Act (updated)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may have used illegal software for emission controls to get more than 100,000 trucks and SUVs through emissions testing, the EPA said Thursday. The... read more January 12, 2017 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW executive arrested by FBI on diesel emission conspiracy charges

The head of VW Group's U.S. regulatory compliance group was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation this weekend on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United... read more January 9, 2017 by


 
2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

Advocacy group says diesel cars coming back; it meant trucks

When the Volkswagen diesel scandal erupted last year, it not only hurt the public perception of diesel vehicles in the U.S., but also eliminated the biggest seller of diesel... read more January 9, 2017 by


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

Emission updates for 2015 VW, Audi 2.0-liter TDI diesels OKed by regulators

The $14.7 billion diesel-emission settlement among Volkswagen and regulatory agencies required VW to buy back or modify almost half a million TDI vehicles from model years... read more January 7, 2017 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Diesel owners in Germany who sue VW face significant hurdles

In the U.S., owners of Volkswagen 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars with illegal "defeat device" software have reached a settlement with VW—and a preliminary agreement for a... read more January 5, 2017 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW diesel buyback advice: don't strip parts off your car first, judge warns

A settlement for Volkswagen 2.0-liter diesel cars with "defeat device" software was approved at the end of October, and the process of offering buybacks to affected owners is... read more December 27, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

VW to pay $1 billion-plus for 3.0-liter diesel cheats; separately, Bosch pays too

The Volkswagen Group has reached a preliminary agreement with U.S. regulators to address 83,000 3.0-liter V-6 diesel vehicles with illegal "defeat device" software. The... read more December 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL long-term test

VW diesel probe focuses on missing phones: 'bright red flag,' says FTC

As Volkswagen aims to resolve numerous lawsuits related to its use of illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars, federal agencies are continuing their criminal... read more December 22, 2016 by


 
2015 Audi Q7 TDI

VW 3-liter diesel updates OKed, but buyback negotiations continue

VW Group announced yesterday it had reached a preliminary agreement with various regulators to resolve civil suits related to "defeat device" software in vehicles fitted with... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec

Diesel cars can save you money, but only a few diesel trucks do: analysis

While diesel vehicles have received a black eye in the form of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, they often still deliver better fuel economy than comparable gasoline models... read more December 19, 2016 by


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

EU starts legal action against Germany, UK for failing to act on diesel emissions

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has led to numerous lawsuits against the German automaker in multiple countries. But now regulatory agencies in European countries have become... read more December 9, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Cruze

Chevrolet Cruze Diesel prices released, from $24,670 up (update)

Several automakers have backed away from diesels in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal. But General Motors is moving ahead with the launch of its Chevrolet Cruze... read more December 9, 2016 by


 
BMW quad-turbocharged 3.0-liter 6-cylinder diesel engine

Diesels to lose two-thirds of current market share in 10 years: report

Sometimes interesting predictions come buried inside a completely different topic. Take, for example, an investment note on the auto-parts supplier Continental contained in a... read more December 7, 2016 by


 
Eiffel Tower in Paris, France (photo by Rijin, via Wikimedia Commons)

Mayors of 4 capital cities to ban all diesel vehicles by 2025

Even before the Volkswagen diesel scandal, diesel passenger cars were never popular in the U.S. But in other parts of the world—especially Europe—diesels have... read more December 2, 2016 by


 

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