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Diesel scandal to hurt plug-in hybrids, former Fiat exec says

Diesel scandal to hurt plug-in hybrids, former Fiat exec says

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has led to calls for more real-world emission testing outside laboratory conditions, in order to catch future cheating. That could be bad news for hybrids and plug-in hybrids, claims a former Fiat executive. Rinaldo Rinolfi, the former head of powertrain research at... read more

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2016 Tesla Model S

Singapore levies carbon tax on used Tesla for electricity to recharge it

A businessman and electric-car fan who imported a Tesla Model S into Singapore has had to pay an additional emission tax on the zero-emission luxury car. While the Tesla runs... read more March 8, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW to release diesel cheating report by end of April, annual meeting to come June 28 (UPDATED)

As it continues to fight a losing public-relations battle over the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal, Volkswagen is preparing to release the results of an internal... read more March 5, 2016 by


 
2017 Audi Q7

VW kept earlier Audi emissions issue from regulators

Long before use of "defeat device" software in diesel cars was uncovered by independent researchers, Volkswagen withheld information about a potential emissions issue from... read more February 29, 2016 by


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

Volkswagen, EPA Unlikely To Settle Before End Of March: Report

Five months after it first hit the press, U.S. owners of 580,000 diesel vehicles with Volkswagen TDI engines are no closer to knowing how or when their cars will be modified... read more February 23, 2016 by


 
Skip Barber Mazda Driving School - Autocross

EPA Aiming To Target 'Defeat Device' Workarounds, Not Racing

Last week, alarm bells were sounding for large portions of the enthusiast, motorsport, and racing community, over new regulatory language that, from the sound of it, could... read more February 18, 2016 by


 
Tires, by Flickr user Jayme del Rosario (Used under CC License)

How California's Recycled Tires Turn Into Smog Over State

California drivers generate 40 million used tires every year, and everyone from sellers to policymakers has struggled to figure out what to do with them. Old tires can be... read more February 18, 2016 by


 
Martin Winterkorn

VW CEO Tipped Off About U.S. Diesel Probe Earlier Than Previously Known

Did Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn know about the company’s “defeat device” built into its diesel vehicles, and the impending scandal, as early as May... read more February 18, 2016 by


 
NASA's famous 'Blue marble' image of Earth (Wikimedia commons)

Effects Of Climate Change Could Last 10,000 Years Or More: Scientists

Compared to the lifespan of Planet Earth, human beings have burned fossil fuels for only an extremely brief period of time. But science has shown that continuing to do so on... read more February 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Once Again: Electric Cars Have Lower Lifetime Carbon Emissions

Battery-electric cars produce no direct carbon emissions from driving, but those are not the only potential source of emissions related to these vehicles. The lifetime carbon... read more February 10, 2016 by


 
Airbus A380

First-Ever Emissions Rules For Airplanes Proposed By U.N.

The airline industry is responsible for an estimated 2 percent of global carbon emissions, but so far no government has enacted emissions standards for aircraft similar to... read more February 10, 2016 by


 
2015 Renault Talisman

EU Commission Accepts 'Flawed' Emission Rules For On-Road Testing

The European Commission is set to accept new emissions rules after a protest against their leniency was rejected by lawmakers. Earlier this year, members of the European... read more February 8, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

VW Bites Back: Doubts Diesel Whistleblower, Says Defeat Software Legal In Europe

Another week brings more new stories on the diesel-emission cheating scandal that threatens to dig Volkswagen deeper into a ditch of its own making. Following reports in... read more January 29, 2016 by


 
Starcraft e-Quest XL electric school bus

The Country's Cleanest Yellow School Bus Is All-Electric

Electric passenger cars get the lion's share of attention, but interest in electrified commercial vehicles is growing as well. That includes one type of vehicle built for a... read more January 29, 2016 by


 
2015 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive

ACEEE Names 'Greenest' And 'Meanest' 2016 Cars

Measuring the energy efficiency and environmental friendliness of different vehicles is easy if they're powered by gasoline, less so when the energy comes from grid... read more January 27, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW Diesel Cheating An 'Open Secret' In Engine Group: Report

A German newspaper has reported that the use of "defeat device" software to cheat on U.S. emissions laws was widespread knowledge within the diesel-engine group at Volkswagen... read more January 23, 2016 by


 

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