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VW diesel plan gets preliminary approval, but buyback offers won't start yet

VW diesel plan gets preliminary approval, but buyback offers won't start yet

As expected, a federal district-court judge gave preliminary approval yesterday to a plan for Volkswagen to buy back or modify hundreds of thousands of 2.0-liter diesel vehicles sold from 2009 through 2015. The cars, sold by VW and Audi, contained "defeat device" software that kept their emissions...

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Audi e-tron Quattro concept - 2016 Consumer Electronics Show

Two more electric cars to follow Audi Q6 e-tron by 2020, maker says

We know that Audi, along with BMW, is convinced that the luxury car market must include high-performance battery-electric vehicles. And we know that VW Group's luxury brand... read more July 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Mitsubishi Mirage GT

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage preview

The Mitsubishi Mirage has been an unexpected sales success for its Japanese maker. Its sales have remained strong even as those of other subcompacts and minicars declined in... read more July 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Lyft drivers to get bulk of early 2017 Chevy Bolt EV electric cars? Updated report

The 200-mile 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car is expected to start production before the end of the year. General Motors has said that it will not take pre-orders for the... read more July 26, 2016 by


 
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Updates to VW diesel cars: a few details, timing emerge on modifications

With luck, owners of the 466,000 Volkswagen and Audi 2.0-liter diesel cars at the center of the VW emission cheating scandal now know that they will be offered a choice of... read more July 26, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

When to use Tesla's Autopilot system, and when not to use it

A fatal May 7 crash now under investigation by the NHTSA has generated plenty of discussion about the capabilities and limitations of Tesla's Autopilot system. Since... read more July 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevy Bolt EV, VW redemption, Tesla master plan reactions: Today's Car News

Today, a preview of the 200-mile 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV electric car, how Volkswagen plans to restore its green credentials after the diesel scandal, and how industry... read more July 25, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle landscape truly changed, says longtime expert

Hydrogen fuel-cell cars are currently available to consumers, but only in small numbers. The Hyundai Tucson and Toyota Mirai are on sale in certain regions of California, and... read more July 25, 2016 by


 
2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sports Wagon

Diesel car sales down in 2016; will there be any in 2017?

A backlog of diesel cars waiting to be tested by federal regulators has delayed several models from going on sale in the U.S. including many from BMW and possibly others from... read more July 25, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3

Reactions to Tesla Motors' master plan are mixed

Last week, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk issued an updated version of the "master plan" whose first edition he wrote way back in 2006. It included proposals for everything from... read more July 25, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL long-term test

VW's long road ahead to restore consumer trust, faith in green credentials

With a proposed settlement at least partially approved by U.S. regulators, Volkswagen has taken a major step toward resolving the diesel scandal. If the settlement receives... read more July 25, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV preview

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV will be the world's first mass-priced electric car with a range of 200 miles or more. That alone makes it a hugely important new market entry... read more July 25, 2016 by


 
Nissan Leaf 48-kWh prototype built by employees

Nissan Leaf 48-kWh prototype built to compete in Spanish race series (video)

Lots of attention is focused on the second-generation Nissan Leaf, which should arrive soon to replace the aging, first-generation model. The new Leaf is expected to have... read more July 24, 2016 by


 
2017 Honda Accord Hybrid, Napa Valley, California, Jul 2016

VW diesel questions, Tesla Master Plan, Accord Hybrid drive, Prius passe? The Week in Reverse

Why did we decide that the Honda Accord Hybrid, our Best Car To Buy three years ago, faces new and tougher competition? And, what new types of electric vehicles is Tesla... read more July 23, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Leaf

VW diesel buybacks, Tesla Autopilot changes, U.S. funds electric-car charging: Today's Car News

Today, we look at the choice facing Volkswagen 2.0-liter TDI owners, possible updates to Tesla Autopilot, and the Obama Administration's plan to fund a national network of... read more July 22, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW 330e i Performance

Next BMW 3-Series to include all-electric Tesla Model 3 rival: report

Tesla rocked the German luxury makers a couple of years ago when it became clear that its all-electric Model S sedan was truly appealing to a wide swath of enthusiastic... read more July 22, 2016 by


 
 

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