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Which VW diesels can be fixed (updated), and which can't?

Which VW diesels can be fixed (updated), and which can't?

More than 16 months after Volkswagen's use of illegal "defeat device" software in diesel vehicles was announced by the Environmental Protection Agency, some progress is finally being made in addressing the affected cars. Settlements are now in place for almost half a million VW and Audi models with... read more

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2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

VW to pay $1 billion-plus for 3.0-liter diesel cheats; separately, Bosch pays too

The Volkswagen Group has reached a preliminary agreement with U.S. regulators to address 83,000 3.0-liter V-6 diesel vehicles with illegal "defeat device" software. The... read more December 23, 2016 by


 
2015 Audi Q7 TDI

VW 3-liter diesel updates OKed, but buyback negotiations continue

VW Group announced yesterday it had reached a preliminary agreement with various regulators to resolve civil suits related to "defeat device" software in vehicles fitted with... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
Tesla Supercharger site in Dorno, Italy, photo by problemidiricarica.wordpress.com/

BMW, Ford, Mercedes, VW Group to build electric-car fast-charging network in Europe

With a slew of 200-mile electric cars planned for 2018 and later, the question of how their drivers will be able to make long-distance trips is coming to the fore in a big... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
Porsche Mission E Concept  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos

Porsche's 800-Volt fast charging for electric cars: why it matters

The future of electric cars for practical transportation relies to some degree on the future of DC fast charging, and how it develops over the next decade. As in other... read more October 28, 2016 by


 
Mark Webber driving a 2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid in London

How to promote a Porsche hybrid? Bring its Le Mans sibling into rush-hour traffic

Among the many reasons that carmakers get involved in racing is the value of motorsports as a promotional tool. It's considered a good way to burnish a brand's image, even if... read more September 28, 2016 by


 
2015 Audi Q7 TDI

Audi, VW, Porsche 3.0-liter diesel owners won't hear a thing until November

Owners of Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche 3.0-liter V-6 TDI diesel models will remain in limbo for at least a few more months, it seems. While a settlement covering 2.0-liter... read more August 26, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera

Porsche 911 won't get electric, hybrid versions any time soon

Porsche is among the cadre of German luxury carmakers adding all-electric and plug-in hybrid models to their lineups to better compete with Tesla Motors. The Porsche Mission... read more August 19, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche Panamera

2017 Porsche Panamera shows just how complex saving fuel has gotten

The 2017 Porsche Panamera was hardly designed to be a "green" car. While it will likely continue to be offered with an optional plug-in hybrid powertrain, the large four-door... read more August 9, 2016 by


 
2014 Audi Q5 TDI, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2013

Audi, Porsche, VW 3.0-liter V-6 diesel fix rejected by California regulators

Owners of several of the pricier Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen models fitted with VW's 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel engine will have to wait a little longer to find out what VW... read more July 14, 2016 by


 
2013 Audi TDI range

VW thinks it can fix 85,000 V-6 diesels from Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen

Owners of VW and Audi 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars finally got some good news this week when the terms of a proposed final settlement between VW and the EPA were announced... read more July 1, 2016 by


 
McLaren P1

Six electric cars that are less efficient than a Toyota Prius

We usually think of automotive energy efficiency in terms of miles per gallon, but that isn't adequate for cars with plugs. For battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids, the... read more June 28, 2016 by


 
Porsche Mission E concept electric car

Porsche product manager trash-talks Tesla over Ludicrous mode performance

After several years of dismissing the Silicon Valley carmaker, established German luxury carmakers now seem to be taking Tesla Motors seriously. Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and... read more June 20, 2016 by


 
2014 Audi A7 TDI

How VW's 3-liter diesel cheat worked; fate unclear for V-6 TDI vehicles

After last month's announcement of a plan that could pull hundreds of thousands of illegally polluting VW Group diesel cars off the road, one out of every six TDI owners is... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

Now, finally, the Germans are getting scared of Tesla?

When the Tesla Model S launched four years ago, the all-electric luxury sedan certainly had its critics. Many of them were executives at German luxury carmakers, quick to... read more April 27, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche Macan

VW diesel fallout: hot-selling Porsche Macans finally certified by EPA

It may not be sold in the U.S. with a diesel engine after all, but the 2017 Porsche Macan was recently ensnared in the Volkswagen diesel scandal. Shipments of the small... read more April 14, 2016 by


 

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