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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2016 Nissan Leaf

U.K. Reviews Of 2016 Nissan Leaf: More Range, Higher Price, No More Panache Than Before

The 2016 Nissan Leaf electric car gets a few notable changes, chief among them a larger battery pack that provides a longer travel range. That optional 30-kilowatt-hour pack... read more October 20, 2015 by 

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

European Makers: NOx Limits Must Rise For Real-World Emissions Tests

Carmakers in Europe, Asia, and North America have met exhaust emission limits for decades, as measured by strict standardized vehicle tests on dynamometers, or "rolling... read more October 5, 2015 by 

2016 Toyota Prius auto-show debut, 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show

2016 Toyota Prius: Official Auto Show Debut At Frankfurt Motor Show

It was actually introduced to the world last week, but the 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid made its official auto-show debut yesterday at the huge Frankfurt Motor Show. A large... read more September 16, 2015 by 

2016 Nissan Leaf range quoting at 250 km (155 miles) in Europe, Frankfurt Auto Show, Sep 2015

2016 Nissan Leaf Range: 107 Or 155 Miles? Why Test Cycles Can Be Deceptive

Suppose you could buy a new 2016 Nissan Leaf rated not at 107 miles but 155 miles. That would be a far more desirable car, wouldn't it? Well, you can--but only in Europe. The... read more September 16, 2015 by 

2013 Nissan Leaf

Nissan Suggests 'Five Most Breathtaking Electric Drives' In Europe (Video)

Owning an electric car is fine for daily use, but if you have someplace special to go, some drivers may ask whether it's capable. As public charging infrastructure continues... read more August 5, 2015 by 

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

European Buyers To Skip Over Hybrids, Go Straight To Plug-Ins

While hybrid cars have had a good 10-year run in North America as the most fuel-efficient alternative, Europe never warmed to hybrid-electric powertrains. With roughly half... read more April 29, 2015 by 

'Diesel fuel only' caution on Audi Q7 TDI

Are 'Clean Diesels' Actually Not Nearly As Clean As Claimed?

The only region where diesel passenger cars sell in equal numbers to gasoline-powered vehicles is Europe. And until the advent this year of tougher Euro 6 emission standards... read more April 9, 2015 by 

Vauxhall Ampera

Electric Cars Could Slash UK Oil Imports 40 Percent In 15 Years: Study

With high fuel prices and island locations on the same warming planet as every other sovereign state, the United Kingdom could benefit enormously from electric cars. Plug-in... read more March 24, 2015 by 

Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license)

UK Auto Industry Backs Diesel After Parking Surcharge In London Neighborhood

Diesel cars have dominated Europe for decades, but recently a major backlash against them has started to brew. Politicians and advocacy groups in several European countries... read more March 12, 2015 by 

Nissan Sway Concept

Nissan Sway Concept Sets The Look For Future Small Cars—And Leaf?

The Nissan Sway concept, shown this past week at the Geneva Motor Show, consolidates some of Nissan’s design themes into a single expression that’s important for... read more March 6, 2015 by 

Renault Kangoo Z.E. electric pickup truck by Kollé

First Electric Pickup Truck: Renault Kangoo ZE Not For U.S. (Forbidden Fruit)

The field of electric cars is gradually growing more diverse, but so far no automaker has built an electric pickup truck and put it on sale. Now there is one, although it... read more February 25, 2015 by 

2015 Porsche Macan undergoes final testing

EU To Toughen Emission Testing, Replicate 'Real-World' Driving

Europe is set to adopt tougher emissions standards intended to produce results closer to what cars achieve in real-world driving. And despite strong efforts by carmakers to... read more February 6, 2015 by 

Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license)

UK Official Says Encouraging Diesel Cars To Lower Carbon Was 'Wrong'

For at least 20 years, diesel cars have been much more popular in Europe than in the United States. Because diesel combustion is more efficient than gasoline combustion, the... read more January 30, 2015 by 

LC Super Hybrid lead-carbon battery technology

Lead Batteries Likely To Be With Us A Long, Long Time: European Study

Lead is terrible stuff: damaging to humans in even small quantities, and persistent if it's improperly disposed of. Nonetheless, it's a central element of technology that has... read more December 23, 2014 by 

Airbus A320

European Project To Boost Energy Efficiency In Airplanes, Test Fuel Cells

When it comes to reducing emissions, cars get plenty of attention--but an increase in air traffic is making aircraft emissions increasingly important. The European Union... read more December 10, 2014 by 


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