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VW's home state calls diesel actions 'inexcusable' as scandal expands

VW's home state calls diesel actions 'inexcusable' as scandal expands

While Volkswagen has received approval from U.S. and European authorities to take some steps to address diesel cars with emissions-cheating "defeat device" software, the diesel scandal is still expanding. A German probe into whether VW should have notified investors of the "defeat devices" earlier...

November 8, 2016 by -
 
Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS) on a Peugeot 308

Emission debate in Europe: should new EU agency test, or each nation?

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has brought increased scrutiny on how new cars are tested for emissions and fuel economy. VW's use of "defeat device" software to cheat on... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

Germany 'reassured' after worries on Chinese electric-car mandates

Electric-car mandates can be a powerful tool for reducing transportation-related emissions. California first proposed its current zero-emission vehicle mandate in December... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW ends contract of historian researching its WW2 past; questions remain

More than a year after it was revealed that Volkswagen used illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests, the company is still working to... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
Kandi electric car (Image: Kandi Technologies Group)

China to regulate, rein in low-speed electric cars used in rural areas

China overtook the U.S. last year to become the world's largest market for electric cars. But a large portion of the vehicles included in Chinese new-car sales tallies are... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
2015 Audi RS 5 Coupe Sport

California found a new cheat device in Audi transmissions: report

Just when it looked like the Volkswagen Group was getting a grip on its diesel emissions cheating scandal that erupted in September 2015, a report has come out claiming the... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
SF-BREEZE hydrogen fuel-cell ferry

Fuel-cell ferry for San Francisco: feasible but expensive, U.S. study says

California is currently the only U.S. state where hydrogen fuel-cell cars are available for purchase. If various interested parties have their way, it could also be the only... read more November 6, 2016 by


 
Fisker EMotion

Electric-car sales, VW diesel deals, new Nissan hybrid, Fisker EMotion: The Week in Reverse

Which electric-car naysayer may have relented, at least just a tiny bit? What will Volkswagen do with the TDI diesel cars it's about to start buying back? This is our look... read more November 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla poll results, electric-car sales, Ford Mustang a fuel-economy champ?: Today's Car News

Today, we have the results of our latest poll, which asked whether Tesla Motors should report monthly sales, as other carmakers do. We also have an update on October 2016... read more November 4, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Volt, leased by Phil Ganz of Texas

Plug-in electric car sales for Oct: steady before Bolt EV, Prius Prime arrival (more updates)

Sales of plug-in electric cars in the U.S. continued at roughly the same pace as in previous months, at least among vehicles for which sales were reported. The Chevrolet Volt... read more November 4, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Should Tesla report monthly sales like other carmakers? Poll results

To those of us who cover the world of electric cars, Tesla's refusal to release its sales data in the conventional format is a continual irritant. Starting in June 2012, when... read more November 4, 2016 by


 
Ford Mustang GT at 2016 MPG Marathon, U.K.

Ford Mustang is unlikely winner of UK gas-mileage marathon

The Ford Mustang isn't usually the first vehicle that comes to mind when thinking about fuel-efficient cars. But a new Mustang recently won the title of most-improved fuel... read more November 4, 2016 by


 
Mahindra e2o Plus

India's new four-door Mahindra Reva e2o electric car to be exported

Indian automaker Mahindra is little known in the U.S., but it is one of the larger players in its home market. Mahindra's Indian-market lineup is mostly made up of trucks and... read more November 4, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

VW diesel disposal, White House electric-car plans, EPA fuel-economy report: Today's Car News

Today, find out what Volkswagen plans to do with the diesel cars it reacquires in buybacks, how the White House plans to stimulate deployment of zero-emission vehicles, and... read more November 3, 2016 by


 
The White House, Washington, D.C.  [Creative Commons license by dcjohn]

White House designates 48 electric-car charging corridors on U.S. highways

The White House today announced a range of actions intended to stimulate and speed up the deployment of zero-emission electric vehicles in the U.S. It took these actions, it... read more November 3, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Chevy Bolt EV compared to Tesla Model S 60: Motor Trend lays it out

Sometimes reporters and editors will see an article or a section in another outlet and think, "Darn, why didn't we think of that?" This is one of those times. Enthusiast... read more November 3, 2016 by


 
 

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