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BMW i3 over 3 years, Chrysler sued over diesels, electric-car costs hybrid VW GTI: Today's Car News

BMW i3 over 3 years, Chrysler sued over diesels, electric-car costs hybrid VW GTI: Today's Car News

Today, another diesel lawsuit, Tesla backpedals on Supercharging fees, how heat pumps work, and three years and 70,000 miles in a BMW i3 electric car. All this and more on Green Car Reports. Yesterday, the U.S. Justice Department sued Fiat Chrysler over emission-related software used in the... read more

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2018 Volvo XC60, 2017 Geneva auto show

Ford axes Fields, new VW diesel update, 60-mph wireless charging, FCA vs EPA: Today's Car News

Today, two different diesel updates, Ford fires its CEO and we look at one possible reason, and more White House fossil-fuel shenanigans. All this and more on Green Car... read more May 22, 2017 by


 
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Trump names vocal renewable-energy critic to oversee...renewable energy

While the news headlines on President Donald Trump mostly address potential scandals, his administration has also lagged significantly in appointing top-level officials to... read more May 22, 2017 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

2012-2014 VW Passat TDI diesels approved for modification by EPA

Another small portion of Volkswagen's diesel scandal has been put to rest: the EPA announced its approval of modifications for 2012 through 2014 Passat TDI sedans. In total... read more May 22, 2017 by


 
2017 Mini Cooper

New Mini E, GM electric-car goal, 2018 Leaf, Clarity lineup, diesel emission study: The Week in Reverse

Why won't the EPA target California's waiver to set its own emission rules—yet—according to one source? How bad are the real-world NOx emissions from diesel... read more May 20, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen Up! GTI concept, 2017 Wörthersee Tour

New Leaf detail, electric-car advice, Tesla vs UAW, Volvo dials down on diesels: Today's Car News

Today, a hot-rod version of a favorite minicar, Tesla CEO Elon Musk goes after the media, we get a tiny bit of detail on the eagerly awaited 2018 Nissan Leaf, and Mercedes... read more May 19, 2017 by


 
2018 Volvo XC60

Volvo's current diesels may be its last: CEO

Diesel has had an increasing rough ride during the current decade—scandals, emission crackdowns, a push for electric vehicles—and it's becoming clear that some... read more May 19, 2017 by


 
Nio EP9

Tesla vs Uber, Toyota electric cars, Ioniqs compared: Today's Car News

Today, an electric car smashes a lap record, Toyota's CEO worries about passion, the EPA gets feedback on eliminating pollution regulations, and Tesla turns down Uber. All... read more May 18, 2017 by


 
Smog obscures George Washington Bridge, 1973 [From EPA Documerica series]

EPA gets 29,000 comments on proposed elimination of environmental rules

Much of the news out of Washington, D.C., these days has to do with the possibility of political scandal. But the wheels of government keep turning, and significant changes... read more May 18, 2017 by


 
2017 Karma Revero deliveries start on May 12, 2017

Mini E to return, Mercedes electric SUV driven, diesel NOx emissions bad, Karma redux: Today's Car News

Today, two cars with plugs return—one luxury plug-in hybrid, and one all-electric minicar in a couple of years—plus grim news about diesel emissions, an ambitious... read more May 17, 2017 by


 
Freightliner Inspiration Truck self-driving truck concept

Real-world diesel emission study shows latest standards must be applied to heavy trucks

When a major lobbying group issues a statement replying to an academic study the same day that study first hits the media, you know it's major. On Monday, the Diesel... read more May 17, 2017 by


 
Waymo self-driving car prototype

GM electric-car goals, EPA test worries, 5-minute battery recharge, Google vs Uber: Today's Car News

Today, uncertainty over EPA emission testing, GM's electric-car goal, concern over the fate of more capable start-stop systems, and a 5-minute battery recharge? All this and... read more May 16, 2017 by


 
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EPA's Ann Arbor test lab threatened; emission tests in the balance

The 436 scientists who spend their days testing new vehicles and enforcing environmental rules at the National Fuel Emissions Lab in Ann Arbor, Michigan, face a very... read more May 16, 2017 by


 
2017 Hyundai Elantra IIHS crash test

Trump vs California, Honda Clarity explained, Tesla Roadster redux, VW diesel V-6 pact: Today's Car News

Today, a Lotus powered by Tesla that recalls the legendary Roadster, another VW diesel settlement, a look at California's emission status and whether it'll stay that way, and... read more May 15, 2017 by


 
2014 Audi A6 TDI

Judge approves VW diesel V-6 settlement, last major piece of scandal

The Volkswagen diesel cheating saga has closed another chapter as a U.S. judge approved a proposed settlement for V-6 powered vehicles, the final major U.S. piece of the... read more May 15, 2017 by


 
2017 Mercedes-Benz E300 4Matic, Finger Lakes region, NY, April 2017

Two-Bolt EV family, Ioniq Hybrid driven, VW vs Tesla, EPA firings: The Week in Reverse

Why did we test a $71,000 luxury sedan with an EPA rating of just 25 mpg? What did a top Volkswagen executive say that riled up Tesla fans? This is our look back at the Week... read more May 13, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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