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VW dealers use diesel buyback to offer deals even before TDI owners bring in cars

VW dealers use diesel buyback to offer deals even before TDI owners bring in cars

The Volkswagen diesel settlement for 2.0-liter TDI cars received final approval from a federal judge earlier this week. That means VW is now able to send out buyback offers to owners of the 475,000 affected vehicles. But some dealers aren't willing to wait to start enticing customers back into... read more

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2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla falls even further as Consumer Reports ranks reliability

The Tesla Model S was once the darling of Consumer Reports, garnering high ratings in the magazine's initial tests. But more recently, Consumer Reports has found fault with... read more October 28, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevy Bolt EV video, Tesla Model S sales, Mercedes C-Class diesel nixed: Today's Car News

Today, we have a video review of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car, a look at Tesla Model S sales in comparison to other luxury sedans, and news that the Mercedes-Benz... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai targets VW diesel buyback owners with special prices

Now that a final settlement has been approved by U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer, Volkswagen can begin sending out buyback offers to hundreds of thousands of... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

Electric cars could save $13 billion in health costs by 2030 in 10 states: study

It's entirely obvious that internal-combustion cars pose a threat not only to the environment, but also to human health. Exhaust from gasoline and diesel cars contributes to... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz C 350e plug-in hybrid, San Francisco, March 2015

Diesel cars dwindle as Mercedes-Benz C300d is pulled from U.S. before launch

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has had wide-ranging impacts globally, and specific local effects in the U.S. vehicle market. No VW Group brand will sell diesel vehicles in... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Among large luxury sedans, Tesla dominates Mercedes (also Audi, BMW, Lexus)

The Tesla Model S has been on sale for just over four years now, and its global sales seem to be staying steady. They're strong enough, in fact, that Tesla Motors claims the... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
2013 Audi Q7 TDI S Line

Buybacks coming for Audi Q7 TDI diesel SUVs: German report

The Volkswagen diesel settlement approved by a federal judge earlier this week does not address all of the company's cars fitted with illegal "defeat device" software. It... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV: video review of 238-mile electric car

From the outside, this car looks like a tall hatchback, not all that remarkable, maybe a bit bigger than some of the smallest cars around. But from the moment you open the... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

Battle over VW's $2 billion fund for electric-car charging: sorting out the questions

Yesterday, federal judge Charles Breyer signed the final agreement committing Volkswagen to buy back or modify the 465,000 TDI 2.0-liter diesel vehicles that are the main... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Mini Countryman

VW diesel settlement, 2017 Mini Countryman, Lucid Motors: Today's Car News

Today, the Volkswagen diesel settlement for 2.0-liter cars receives final approval, the 2017 Mini Countryman crossover appears ahead of the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, and... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
Greenspot electric-car charging station

Curbside electric-car charging in Jersey City highlights importance for city drivers

City living presents many challenges for car owners, with parking among the most significant and painful. Scarce parking spaces are a particular problem for electric-car... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

Final VW diesel settlement signed; buyback offers to start soon

As expected, yesterday U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer signed the final agreement among Volkswagen, the EPA, and the state of California covering the bulk of VW's diesel... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW i3

Electric cars pose 'resoundingly negative' threat to oil companies: analyst Fitch

It goes without saying that mass adoption of electric cars would lead to a massive decrease in oil consumption over time. So far, though, the oil industry hasn't seemed to... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
Teaser for Lucid electric car

Atieva now Lucid Motors; plans 300-mile, 900-hp electric car

Chinese-backed startup Atieva has changed its name to Lucid Motors, and revealed more details about its planned electric car. From what we know so far, that car will be a... read more October 26, 2016 by


 
Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept

Apple Car dead, Fisker electric car hype, Faraday factory imperiled: Today's Car News

Today, a report indicates that Apple is scrapping plans to build its own electric car, Henrik Fisker teases his latest electric-car design, raising questions in the process... read more October 25, 2016 by


 

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