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Updates to VW diesel cars: a few details, timing emerge on modifications

Updates to VW diesel cars: a few details, timing emerge on modifications

With luck, owners of the 466,000 Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-liter diesel cars at the center of the VW emission cheating scandal now know that they will be offered a choice of what to do with their cars. Either they will be able to sell their cars back to the company for a set price, or they can have... read more

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Gas pump

EPA: 2025 target of 54.5 mpg may not be met; SUVs, trucks, cheap gas to blame

A pair of U.S. federal agencies said yesterday that while automakers had complied with the first five years of stricter fuel-efficiency laws, the industry seemed unlikely to... read more July 19, 2016 by


 
2017 Peugeot 3008

Europe plans far tighter emission caps for cars, vans after 2021: report

The current set of European Union emissions standards for cars extends to 2021, but regulators are apparently planning a new round of standards to follow. These new standards... read more July 18, 2016 by


 
1970s Los Angeles smog depicted in the Honda short film "Never Ending Race."

What does VW's diesel-pollution mitigation program actually do?

Last month's settlement proposal to resolve the claims of more than 450,000 owners of VW and Audi 2.0-liter diesel cars contains quite a few separate requirements in its... read more July 15, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S undergoing assembly

California may cap ZEV-credit sales; why it matters to Tesla, and for electric cars

Changes to California's zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) rules could soon cut a major source of income for Tesla. California emission rules require high-volume automakers to sell... read more July 12, 2016 by


 
2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas

Oklahoma claim: first state with natural-gas fueling on highways

Several states have made concerted efforts to create adequate charging infrastructure for electric cars. And California now boasts a handful of hydrogen fueling stations... read more July 6, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

What buyback, cash do I get if I bought a VW diesel after Sept. 18?

As part of the emission-cheating settlement announced last week, owners of Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars now have a choice of how to proceed. Owners can sell... read more July 5, 2016 by


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

Paris weekday ban on pre-1997 cars takes effect, historic cars excepted

Beginning this week, drivers will not be able to take older cars into the center of Paris on weekdays. The ban encompasses most cars made before 1997 and motorcycles made... read more July 5, 2016 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Wealthy nations on fossil-fuel subsidies: we'll end them...later

The world's wealthiest nations have not yet been able to commit to end subsidies to the fossil-fuel industry, even in the face of growing alarm over climate change. Members... read more July 5, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

What will I get for my VW diesel car in the buyback?

More than nine months after the Volkswagen diesel scandal first came to light, VW and the EPA have agreed on a proposed final settlement for 482,000 cars with illegal "defeat... read more July 1, 2016 by


 
Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station coal power plant

Half of North American power from renewable sources by 2025: plan

The leaders of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico plan to announce a major renewable-energy goal when they meet in the Canadian capital of Ottawa this week. At the Three Amigos... read more June 29, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

VW diesel settlement details: buybacks, payments, modifications, fines, more

More than nine months after the Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal came to light, the full details of the proposed final settlement between VW and the EPA were released this... read more June 28, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

VW to offer TDI diesel owners $7,000 plus buyback: rumor

With terms of a final settlement between Volkswagen and the EPA on 482,000 TDI diesel vehicles due to be announced next Tuesday, Judge Charles Breyer has imposed a gag order... read more June 23, 2016 by


 
2001 Toyota Prius Sedan

The 12 most influential green cars in history

The automobile has been with us since 1885, but only over the last 50 years have governments started to face up to its ill effects on the environment. The world's major car... read more June 21, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

VW diesel owners have lost $1,500 in value on their cars: price analysis

With full details of the Volkswagen diesel cheating settlement postponed again, VW TDI owners have an extra week to contemplate their diesel cars without knowing what they'll... read more June 17, 2016 by


 
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


 

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