Diesel

 
Diesel-electric hybrid Jaguar 'J-Pace' test mule spotted in U.K.

Diesel-electric hybrid Jaguar 'J-Pace' test mule spotted in U.K.

Many hints have emerged recently to indicate that Jaguar will soon launch an all-electric SUV to compete with the Tesla Model X. Now Jaguar engineers have been spotted testing a prototype SUV, not with an all-electric powertrain, but rather a diesel-electric powertrain. Tipped to be called the... read more

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

Volkswagen diesel settlement delayed one more week by judge

Next Tuesday was to be the day when owners of almost half a million Volkswagens and Audis learned the final terms VW would offer them to settle hundreds of lawsuits over its... read more June 17, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW 7-Series

Diesel BMW 7-Series won't be sold in U.S., company confirms

For U.S. buyers who want diesel cars, German luxury brands have traditionally offered the widest array of model choices. But in the wake of the Volkswagen emissions scandal... read more June 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Audi A3 TDI Sportback

Blue Crude synthetic diesel fuel cuts carbon by 85 percent

Fuels produced from plant feedstocks are touted by many as a viable and lower-carbon alternative to traditional gasoline or diesel. But the need to dedicate large swaths of... read more June 14, 2016 by


 
Volvo Concept Truck

Lighter Volvo aero truck concept is 30 percent more fuel-efficient

A lot of attention is paid to the fuel efficiency of passenger cars, but large commercial trucks need some improvements as well. Semi trucks cover significantly more mileage... read more June 9, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

New hood scoop feeds cool air to 2017 Chevy Silverado HD diesel truck

The 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD diesel pickup truck is getting a new piece of hardware to help its engine run more efficiently. Versions of the heavy-duty truck equipped... read more June 6, 2016 by


 
Volvo 40.1 concept

Volvo CEO says hybrids will supplant diesels, even in Europe

Even though it has experienced some ripples of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, Europe remains a diesel stronghold. Diesels have been popular in Europe for decades because... read more June 5, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz S 500

Particulate filters for Mercedes diesels to come to gasoline vehicles too

Virtually all carmakers use particulate filters in their diesel cars to meet the most stringent emissions standards. These filters trap particulate matter left over from the... read more May 31, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW diesel settlement: progress being made on details, judge says

The Federal judge overseeing negotiations toward a U.S. settlement of the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal said Tuesday that good progress was being made toward... read more May 26, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

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... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
Beijing smog

China brings its fuel quality standards up to global levels, quickly

China already aims to cut its horrific urban air pollution by aggressively promoting electric cars and implementing stricter fuel-economy standards over the next few years... read more May 24, 2016 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS Class

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS diesel on hold, facing further EPA scrutiny

Sales of the 2017 Mercedez-Benz GLS350d are on hold in the U.S. while it awaits a certificate of compliance from the EPA, a Mercedes-Benz spokesman said this week. The diesel... read more May 18, 2016 by


 
Neste renewable-diesel Superlite Coupe

Renewable diesel: 90 percent lower carbon emissions than regular diesel, Neste claims

The lifecycle carbon emissions of renewable diesel fuel are significantly lower than those of conventional diesel, says a new study from a company that sells the renewable... read more May 17, 2016 by


 
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


 

 
 

 
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