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Combustion engines: high emissions from short commutes a huge challenge

Combustion engines: high emissions from short commutes a huge challenge

Drivers in the U.S. have longer commutes than those in Europe and Asia, on average. In the U.K., short commutes in vehicles with combustion engines—whether gasoline or diesel—pose particularly tough emission problems. That's because the exhaust aftertreatment systems have to warm up... read more

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A semi-autonomous BMW 5 Series, on the highway outside of Munich

Even BMW's hometown may ban older diesel cars

Diesel-powered vehicles are facing a tough road ahead as more European cities move to ban older, dirtier, oil-burning cars. Diesel has long been the preferred fuel of... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
2014 Audi A8 TDI

Germany investigates possible Audi diesel emission cheats

Just as the Volkswagen Group begins to wind down its diesel scandal in the United States, things may be ramping up in Europe. A German government task force discovered a new... read more June 6, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)

Lasting legacy of VW diesel scandal: EU gets serious about testing

The Volkswagen diesel scandal left lasting imprints on the entire automotive industry, and may have changed the way regulators look at vehicles using the fuel forever. That's... read more May 31, 2017 by


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

Justice Department sues Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions (update)

The U.S. Justice Department sued Fiat Chrysler Automobiles yesterday over allegations that diesel engines in its light-duty trucks included equipment to defeat Environmental... read more May 24, 2017 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

2012-2014 VW Passat TDI diesels approved for modification by EPA

Another small portion of Volkswagen's diesel scandal has been put to rest: the EPA announced its approval of modifications for 2012 through 2014 Passat TDI sedans. In total... read more May 22, 2017 by


 
2018 Volvo XC60

Volvo's current diesels may be its last: CEO

Diesel has had an increasing rough ride during the current decade—scandals, emission crackdowns, a push for electric vehicles—and it's becoming clear that some... read more May 19, 2017 by


 
Freightliner Inspiration Truck self-driving truck concept

Real-world diesel emission study shows latest standards must be applied to heavy trucks

When a major lobbying group issues a statement replying to an academic study the same day that study first hits the media, you know it's major. On Monday, the Diesel... read more May 17, 2017 by


 
2014 Audi A6 TDI

Judge approves VW diesel V-6 settlement, last major piece of scandal

The Volkswagen diesel cheating saga has closed another chapter as a U.S. judge approved a proposed settlement for V-6 powered vehicles, the final major U.S. piece of the... read more May 15, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

Extent of Volkswagen diesel deceit detailed in new book

It's getting close to two years since Volkswagen admitted it had installed "defeat device" software on hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles sold in the U.S. The fact that... read more May 12, 2017 by


 
Diesel fuel pump

Reports of diesel's death are greatly exaggerated

The fallout from the Volkswagen diesel scandal has cost the fuel plenty of not-so-great headlines, but the idea that diesel will soon die off entirely for passenger vehicles... read more May 10, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW 5-Series Li

What diesel backlash? 2018 BMW 540d coming to U.S.: report

While the diesel backlash stemming from the VW emission scandal is real, BMW is forging ahead with the high-torque, high-efficiency engines regardless. For its latest... read more May 1, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington

Newest, cleanest diesels in Europe can still be very dirty: analysis

It has become increasingly more evident that carmakers must take aggressive steps to ensure that diesel cars and light trucks meet current environmental regulations. Tests... read more April 28, 2017 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

Modified 'new' 2015 Volkswagen TDI diesels come with big discounts

If you're itching to climb into a brand new, 2015 Volkswagen TDI, the german automaker wants to sweeten the deal for you. Volkswagen has begun selling its fixed, 2015 model... read more April 19, 2017 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 2014 New York Auto Show

Brand-new 2015 Volkswagen TDI diesels back on sale after modifications

If you're a diehard diesel fan, you now have one last chance to buy a brand-new Volkswagen TDI diesel car. Well, almost brand-new, anyhow: the cars in question are 2015... read more April 18, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington

Europe diesel sales sag slightly, continuing trend since 2012

Despite efforts by Chevrolet to step into the void left by Volkswagen, sales of diesel passenger vehicles in the U.S. may have been permanently crippled by the VW diesel... read more April 17, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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