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Jeep Wrangler Diesel already testing, before 2019 launch

Jeep Wrangler Diesel already testing, before 2019 launch

The iconic Jeep Wrangler is a tough vehicle to make fuel-efficient. Its separate frame and body add weight, and it has all the wind-cheating grace of a small municipal hospital. The Wrangler SUV only gets redesigned every 10 years or so, so each new generation is a big deal to Jeep fans. DON'T... read more

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2018 Chevrolet Equinox 2.0T

2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel pricing to start just above $31,000

Every now and then, resourceful journalists dredge up automotive news before it emerges in a sanitized press release from the maker in question. So it is with the pricing on... read more July 17, 2017 by


 
Freightliner Inspiration Truck self-driving truck concept

Several states want far cleaner diesel trucks; EPA to start rulemaking?

Almost one-third of the heavy trucks on U.S. roads now use the most stringent emission-control systems, which radically reduce their emissions of nitrogen oxides, soot, and... read more July 16, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

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... read more July 11, 2017 by


 
Toyota 'Project Portal' proof-of-concept hydrogen fuel-cell powered semi tractor, for Port of LA

Missing piece in global vehicle emission puzzle: heavy trucks

A global push to reduce vehicle emissions and create cleaner air for future generations has been underway for half a century now. However, while many governments around the... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
Nicolas Hulot, French minister of ecological transition, announces 2040 ban on vehicles with engines

France plans to ban all gasoline, diesel vehicles by 2040

To most North Americans, the idea of banning all vehicles with internal-combustion engines seems unthinkable. Filling up with gasoline (or diesel) is as American as are... read more July 6, 2017 by


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

Diesel deception: more pain ahead for VW brands, Bosch?

Volkswagen Group is moving toward wrapping up its diesel deceit in the United States, but in Europe, it may only be starting. European owners of Volkswagen Group... read more June 27, 2017 by


 
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


 

 
 

 
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