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Tesla Model X European Buyers Will Have To Wait For Chinese

Tesla Model X European Buyers Will Have To Wait For Chinese

The first Tesla Model X electric crossovers were delivered to a handful of U.S. customers at a flashy event last fall. And now the company is ramping up production to fill accumulated U.S. orders. But what about buyers in other markets? When will they get their Model X crossovers? DON'T MISS: Tesla... read more

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2016 Volkswagen Golf

VW's European Efficiency Issue: Only 'Slight Deviations' On 9 Cars

Volkswagen said two days ago that an issue involving potentially inaccurate reporting of carbon emissions in cars sold in Europe is "largely concluded." The problem--entirely... read more December 11, 2015 by


 
Hyundai ix35 (Tucson) Fuel Cell Paris taxi

Hyundai Supplies Five Tucson Fuel Cell Taxis To Paris Fleet

Hyundai used the ongoing COP21 Paris climate-change talks as a backdrop to unveil a handful of hydrogen fuel-cell taxis. Five Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell crossovers were delivered... read more December 9, 2015 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

EU Regulators Gave In To VW, Exxon Demands For Easier Emission Rules

At first glance, new European Union emissions-testing rules might seem to make it tougher for carmakers to cheat in the same way Volkswagen did with its diesel engines. The... read more December 8, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI

VW Diesel NOx Problem: So Tough Angela Merkel Complained About It (In 2010)

Weeks after it was first announced that the carmaker used "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat U.S. emissions tests, Volkswagen is no closer to implementing a... read more December 2, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Passat (European-spec)

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... read more November 24, 2015 by


 
Smog check

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


 
Vauxhall Ampera

Younger Car Buyers In U.K. Want Electric Cars Far More Than Older

Electric cars represent a relatively small number of new-car sales today, but could a change in buyer demographics change that? Cars with plugs still seem fairly alien to... read more October 23, 2015 by


 
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


 

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