emissions

 
Australia's AAA will test emissions of top 30 cars; government won't, it says (VW diesel update)

Australia's AAA will test emissions of top 30 cars; government won't, it says (VW diesel update)

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has placed greater scrutiny on laboratory emissions testing of new cars pretty much around the world. Over the year since the news of VW's use of illegal "defeat device" software first broke, other carmakers have come forward to confess errors or outright cheating in... read more

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro’s exhaust tips

Transport is now biggest part of U.S. carbon emissions, first time in 40 years

Transportation is a major contributor to carbon emissions, but historically it has not been the largest source. However, that has apparently changed. Transportation-related... read more August 18, 2016 by


 
Harley-Davidson Street 750 by Alvin Dharmawan

Why motorcycles may not be greener than cars: missing emission gear

When looking for green transportation, does it make sense to opt for two wheels instead of four? Motorcycles weigh significantly less than cars, and generally have smaller... read more August 18, 2016 by


 
Zion National Park shuttle bus by Flickr user faungg's photos (Used under CC License)

Will electric buses replace propane ones in national parks (which replaced diesels)?

Electric buses could soon enter service shuttling visitors around a U.S. national park. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is evaluating the possibility of... read more August 18, 2016 by


 
Sydney Opera House by Flicker user thinboyfatter (Used under CC License)

What would it take to get Australia to 100-percent renewable energy?

What would it take to convert an entire country to 100-percent renewable energy? How about a country that occupies an entire continent? Australian climate think tank Beyond... read more August 17, 2016 by


 
Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS) on a Peugeot 308

EU proposes deep cuts to vehicle emissions, ignores ships, airplanes

European automakers have attacked proposed emissions standards that would place greater restrictions on cars, as well as large commercial vehicles like heavy-duty trucks and... read more August 16, 2016 by


 
Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

U.S. states agreed to keep Exxon climate-deception probe secret: here's why

As far back as the 1970s, Exxon conducted research that confirmed the occurrence of climate change—and that burning fossil fuels is a major contributor to it. But the... read more August 14, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

FTC warns VW dealers not to mislead owners about buybacks

Volkswagen diesel owners are still waiting for final approval of the proposed settlement that will allow VW to buy back their cars. But on Tuesday, the Federal Trade... read more August 12, 2016 by


 
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan (Euro-spec)  -  Preview Drive, January 2016

VW will roll out particulate filters for gasoline engines next year

Volkswagen has yet to get modifications to reduce the emissions of TDI diesel cars with illegal "defeat device" software approved by U.S. regulators. But while it continues... read more August 10, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

How much do electric cars really pollute, even without tailpipes?

Personal automobiles have given hundreds of millions of people the great luxury of a convenient and comfortable mode of transportation. But there's no escaping that... read more August 3, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW X3

2017 BMW diesel lineup gets EPA approval for sale

The Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal has caused regulators to take a closer look at all new diesel models submitted for certification. Backups caused by more extensive... read more August 3, 2016 by


 
Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 (Image: Flickr user Aero Icarus, used under CC license)

Coming up next: emission standards for airplanes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon follow up on previously-discussed plans to set emissions standards for airplanes. The agency previously identified... read more August 1, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

CA regulator to start testing VW TDI diesel modifications for all versions

Under the settlement that got preliminary approval last week, Volkswagen must either buy back 466,000 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars or modify them to meet emissions standards... read more August 1, 2016 by


 
Modified Ford F-650 featured on "Diesel Brothers" (Photo by DieselSellerz.com)

Utah doctors to sue TV's 'Diesel Brothers' for illegal modifications

Sometimes reality-television fame comes with some unforeseen side effects. A certain subset of car enthusiasts enjoy modifying large diesel trucks, something that has gained... read more July 31, 2016 by


 
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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... read more July 26, 2016 by


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

VW diesel deal: what should I do? Take buyback? Wait for updates?

It's a question that hundreds of thousands of VW 2.0-liter TDI diesel owners will be asking soon, if they haven't already: Should I take the buyback? Some have already made... read more July 22, 2016 by


 

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