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VW Diesel Software Cheats On European Emission Limits Too, BBC Test Shows

VW Diesel Software Cheats On European Emission Limits Too, BBC Test Shows

Around 11 million Volkswagen diesel cars worldwide were equipped with "defeat device" software that allowed them to cheat on emissions tests, VW has said. But initially, it was only confirmed that the cars actually violated U.S. emissions rules. Now, a laboratory test conducted by the BBC appears... read more

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Why Exxon Is Attacking The Media Over Climate Change Research

Beginning in the 1970s, Exxon conducted research that confirmed the occurrence of climate change, and that the burning of fossil fuels is a major contributor to it. But--at... read more November 12, 2015 by


 
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VW Gives Owners Of 2009-2015 2.0-Liter Diesel Cars Debit Cards, Roadside Assistance

Investigations by VW and numerous government agencies into the company's TDI diesel-emission cheating scandal are still underway, so there's not a lot Volkswagen can say... read more November 10, 2015 by


 
Beijing smog

China Alone Now Burns Half The World's Coal, New Data Reveals

China now burns half of the world's coal, according to newly-released data that appears to correct previous government estimates. This latest data shows that China has been... read more November 10, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

'Clean Diesel' Is Dead Forever: Bob Lutz On VW's Culture Of Fear

Former General Motors product czar Bob Lutz has never been shy about sharing his opinions on the industry he's worked in for decades. So it's not surprising that he has a few... read more November 6, 2015 by


 
2013 Audi Q7 TDI S Line

Audi, Porsche, VW Diesel Stop-Sale Orders: More Cars Than EPA Named

Although VW headquarters in Germany came out swinging against the U.S. EPA's contention that its 3.0-liter TDI diesel engines contained illegal emission software, Porsche's... read more November 5, 2015 by


 
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More VW Emission 'Irregularities' As Investors Question Confrontation With EPA

Another day, another Volkswagen emission scandal? It's beginning to seem like it. The latest news is that VW Group in Germany has found "irregularities" in carbon-dioxide... read more November 4, 2015 by


 
2014 Audi A7 TDI

VW Diesel V-6 Engines Used By Audi, Porsche Have Cheat Software Too: EPA

Sometimes there's no substitute for having a reporter right at a press event--with a smartphone. David Shepardson, D.C. bureau chief for The Detroit News, attended a press... read more November 2, 2015 by


 
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EU Regulators Dilute New Emission Rules To Allow 2.1 Times The Legal Limits Until 2020

The official press release from the European Union sounds as though Wednesday's vote on new emission-testing rules makes it tougher for automakers to cheat as Volkswagen... read more October 30, 2015 by


 
2013 Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion (European model), 2012 Paris Motor Show

U.S. Emission Tests Are Unrealistic, But European Testing Is Far Worse

The ongoing Volkswagen diesel-emissions scandal has, to say the least, exposed weaknesses in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) testing regime. VW was able to get... read more October 26, 2015 by


 
Oslo street scene: Nissan Leaf, Volkswagen e-Golf, Tesla Model S, July 2015

Cars To Vanish From Downtown Oslo Before 2020

Norway has firmly established itself as the most friendly country in the world for electric cars. Cars with plugs account for a higher percentage of sales there than anywhere... read more October 26, 2015 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Will My Diesel Volkswagen Be Recalled? Check Your VIN On VW Website

Volkswagen customers can now find out if their diesel cars are involved in the still-unfolding emission-cheating sandal, using an online tool from the company's website. It's... read more October 21, 2015 by


 
2013 Volkswagen Passat

VW Joins Chrysler With 'Dirtiest Tailpipe' After Diesel Scandal Revealed

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) releases a semi-regular report card on automakers, ranking each by the amount of carbon emissions produced by their vehicles. During... read more October 20, 2015 by


 
2016 Toyota Mirai construction at Motomachi plant

By 2050, Toyota Says It Won't Sell Many Combustion-Engine Cars

While stricter global emissions standards are forcing carmakers to augment their lineups with zero-emission vehicles, it will likely be some time before internal combustion... read more October 19, 2015 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible

EPA: 'Long List' Of Questions On New VW Diesel Software Feature

A couple of weeks ago, Volkswagen seemed confident that it would be just a matter of weeks before it made some simple tweaks and got its 2016 lineup of TDI diesel vehicles... read more October 16, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 2014 New York Auto Show

VW To Recall 8.5 Million TDI Diesel Vehicles Across Europe; Fixes Not Yet Revealed

Volkswagen has agreed to recall and modify the majority of the 11 million diesel cars known to have the diesel emissions-cheating software it admitted to four weeks ago. This... read more October 16, 2015 by


 

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