How CAFE works: 5 things you should know about gas-mileage standards

How CAFE works: 5 things you should know about gas-mileage standards

As automakers and policy wonks fret and fuss over future fuel economy standards, interested spectators may be lost in the fumes. What exactly are Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, and what's important to know about them? The CAFE rules have many layers and facets—far too many to put... read more

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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

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VW diesel buyback: what other automakers paid for used vehicles

A main aspect of the agreement between VW and the EPA to settle its diesel-emission cheating scandal is an offer by Volkswagen to buy back all 482,000 2.0-liter TDI diesel... read more May 4, 2016 by

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Mitsubishi retests U.S. fuel economy after EPA request, confirms 2013-2017 ratings (update)

The dominos continue to fall as more and more carmakers are investigated for accuracy in their testing of emissions and fuel economy over longer periods of time. While... read more May 3, 2016 by

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

VW diesel agreement: what we know (and don't know) in 5 questions

Yesterday's news that Volkswagen and the U.S. EPA had reached agreement on a deal to address VW's diesel-emission cheating scandal brought as much confusion as clarity. The... read more April 22, 2016 by

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

VW settlement with EPA announced over diesel emission scandal (updated)

Volkswagen and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said today that they had reached an agreement on a plan to address hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles sold over... read more April 21, 2016 by

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

European fix for VW diesels complies with law, but real-world emissions still too high

Updates to the millions of Volkswagen TDI diesel cars that turned out not to meet European emission regulations were supposed to be well underway by now. German authorities... read more April 20, 2016 by

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

Can VW, agencies meet April 21 diesel-fix deadline? EPA head not sure

Nine days remain until the deadline imposed by a judge for Volkswagen and two regulatory agencies to agree on the outline of a plan to modify vehicles affected by the... read more April 12, 2016 by

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

Deadline for regulators, VW to agree on diesel changes extended to April 21

"Six months is enough," said Judge Charles Breyer in February, when he imposed a March 24 deadline for regulators and Volkswagen to agree how to modify 580,000 diesel... read more March 25, 2016 by

2017 Hyundai Ioniq (European spec), 2016 Geneva Motor Show

2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric to offer 110 miles of range: company

As electric-car range moves above the 100-mile mark in EPA ratings, one of the more interesting models to watch will be the 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric. That car uses... read more March 21, 2016 by

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

VW diesel emissions scandal: what you need to know in 10 questions (updated)

Friday, March 18th, will mark six months since the news that Volkswagen deliberately circumvented U.S. EPA emissions laws on so-called "clean diesel" models sold from 2009... read more March 17, 2016 by

Production version of VW’s CrossBlue concept to be built in Chattanooga

EPA could hurt U.S. jobs with diesel scandal fines, VW labor chief warns

The ongoing Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal was newly roiled by this week's news that the company's U.S. CEO Michael Horn was leaving the company, effective immediately... read more March 11, 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

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf  -  Long-term test car

EPA To Demand More Electric Cars From VW To Settle Diesel Scandal: Report

A German newspaper has suggested that the Environmental Protection Agency wants Volkswagen to build electric cars at its assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The agency... read more February 22, 2016 by

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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


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