VW Dieselgate one year later: what have we learned about diesel cars?

VW Dieselgate one year later: what have we learned about diesel cars?

It's now a year and eight days since the EPA broke the news that Volkswagen had admitted to including "defeat device" software in almost half a million so-called "clean diesel" vehicles sold in the U.S. from 2009 through 2015. That software detected when the cars were undergoing laboratory tests... read more

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Tesla hack, Chevy Bolt EV & Lyft, Ford electric-vehicle strategy: Today's Car News

Today, Chinese white-hat hackers identify a security vulnerability in Tesla Model S software, how the Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car could be connected to Lyft's self-driving... read more September 21, 2016 by

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV price, GM vs BYD, electric cars and jobs: Today's Car News

Today, we have the official base price of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car, General Motors aims to take on BYD in the Chinese firm's home market, and Daimler's labor... read more September 20, 2016 by

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Every diesel brand in Europe emits more than VW, says new report

It's been a year since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that Volkswagen used illegal "defeat device" software that allowed its diesel cars to cheat... read more September 20, 2016 by

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Tesla MI battle, California 'green stickers,' Chevy Bolt EV name confusion: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla loses a fight to sell electric cars directly to customers in Michigan, California removes the limit on "green stickers" that allow plug-in hybrids solo access to... read more September 19, 2016 by

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Why Africa gets filthiest diesel fuel: little regulation, global traders

All countries have to deal with emissions from diesel vehicles, but African nations have it worse than most. They often have few emissions regulations, something Swiss... read more September 19, 2016 by

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Bolt EV drive, 238-mile rating, Tesla 100D battery, VW diesel buyback structure: The Week in Reverse

What bombshell EPA rating arrived this past Monday? And why is a new Tesla battery option more important than it may seem? This is our look back at the Week In... read more September 17, 2016 by

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Teslas hold value, Honda Civic hatchback, Bolt EV electric-car secret: Today's Car News

A secret the world doesn't seem to know about the Chevy Bolt EV electric car, teaser photos of a Paris Motor Show debut, and good news for Tesla owners. All this and more on... read more September 16, 2016 by

2016 Ford C-Max Hybrid

Tesla VA saga, GM vs Silicon Valley, small cars leave U.S.: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla Motors experiences a setback in its plan to open a second retail store in Virginia, a General Motors executive says the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car... read more September 15, 2016 by

2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid

Tesla Autopilot 8.0, 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid, V-6 TDI settlement progress: Today's Car News

Today, Tesla CEO Elon Musk claims recently-unveiled changes to Tesla Autopilot could have prevented the fatal crash that occurred in May, the 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid... read more September 14, 2016 by

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Audi V-6 diesel talks 'progressing well' for October agreement, exec says

A preliminary settlement for Volkswagen and Audi TDI diesel cars with 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engines is awaiting approval by a federal judge. But the Volkswagen Group and U.S... read more September 14, 2016 by

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Bolt EV electric range, innovative transmission, VW diesel buyback tactics: Today's Car News

A startling 238 miles, a few concessions in the Big Easy, and men not wanting to appear feminine. All this and more on Green Car Reports. BREAKING: We've driven the 2017... read more September 13, 2016 by

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Why VW diesel buyback pays owners to keep their cars for two more years

If all goes according to plan, more than 450,000 owners of Volkswagen and Audi sedans, wagons, and hatchbacks with 2.0-liter TDI diesel vehicles from the 2009 through 2015... read more September 13, 2016 by

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Tesla battery secrets, electric-car prices, 2017 BMW i3 REx range: Today's Car News

Electric car prices need to fall (but how much?), Tesla upgrades both its battery architecture and its Autopilot software, and how about that ice driving? All this and more... read more September 12, 2016 by

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Karma redux, Woz luvs Bolt EV, death of diesel, guilty VW engineer: The Week in Reverse

Why did someone who works daily with car dealers call them clueless? And which Silicon Valley luminary unexpectedly said he'd prefer a Chevy over ... a Tesla? This is our... read more September 10, 2016 by

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First Volkswagen engineer pleads guilty to diesel emission fraud

Almost a year after news of Volkswagen's emissions cheating broke, an engineer pleaded guilty to charges related to the diesel scandal. This is the first time a VW employee... read more September 10, 2016 by


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