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VW diesel settlement details: buybacks, payments, modifications, fines, more

VW diesel settlement details: buybacks, payments, modifications, fines, more

More than nine months after the Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal came to light, the full details of the proposed final settlement between VW and the EPA were released this morning by Judge Charles Breyer. Owners of the TDI diesel vehicles from Audi and Volkswagen fitted with "defeat device"... read more

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Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]

Volkswagen diesel settlement delayed one more week by judge

Next Tuesday was to be the day when owners of almost half a million Volkswagens and Audis learned the final terms VW would offer them to settle hundreds of lawsuits over its... read more June 17, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Budd-e Concept

Volkswagen's plan to bounce back? 30 electric cars in 10 years

Roughly a week before the automaker is expected to tell a court how it plans to make amends for lying about cheating diesels, Volkswagen announced Thursday a far-reaching... read more June 16, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW to make big electric-car commitment; battery factory too?

Volkswagen is reportedly considering building its own battery factory as part of a large commitment to electric cars. The company is targeting sales of 1 million electric... read more June 1, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW diesel settlement: progress being made on details, judge says

The Federal judge overseeing negotiations toward a U.S. settlement of the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal said Tuesday that good progress was being made toward... read more May 26, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

These engineers uncovered the VW diesel emission scandal

Volkswagen's use of illegal "defeat device" software in its TDI diesel cars wasn't uncovered by the Environmental Protection Agency—or by any other regulatory agency... read more May 25, 2016 by


 
2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

VW diesel V-6 fix may be in sight; Tesla in China; Carbon tax crash course: Today's Car News

Today, Volkswagen soon may have new software (and possibly hardware) for tens of thousands of Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche vehicles; CAFE incentives for cleaner vehicles may... read more May 11, 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


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf  -  Long-term test car

VW e-Golf likes, dislikes, and surprises: the wrap-up

We have to admit, the Volkswagen e-Golf had us rather charmed from the start. Even based on early Euro-spec prototypes, and when we pitted all-electric against diesel with... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
2010 Audi A3 TDI

VW diesel 'defeat' software built by Audi, which never used it

The Volkswagen Group's work with illegal "defeat device" software goes back even further than originally thought, a recent report found. Audi developed software to alter the... read more May 5, 2016 by


 
Matthias Müller

VW CEO's 'plea for mercy' to Obama over diesel cheating scandal

Sometimes the language and imagery of a news story is so startling that you're drawn to read it despite yourself. (The writer gets double points if it you're lured in without... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

Volkswagen misses own deadline for diesel-cheating report, now expected by end of year

Ten days ago, a major milestone in the Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal was reached. On Thursday, April 21, VW and the EPA agreed on the broad-stroke outlines of a plan to... read more May 2, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Budd-e Concept

As VW pledges more electric cars, it supports biofuels as alternative

Are there many different ways to reduce the carbon associated with road vehicles? Or are electric vehicles the best and only viable way to proceed? That's the debate at the... read more April 29, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

Volkswagen e-Golf: real-world range vs. EPA estimates over six-month test

The reality of range—reproducible, real-world daily-driving range—is one of the most important concepts you have to become familiar with if you’re new to... read more April 28, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf  -  Long-term test car

VW e-Golf: Do its 3 modes do what electric-car drivers want?

Take any number of electric cars from different automakers for a brief test drive, and one thing will be abundantly clear: There’s not yet a norm for how EV powertrains... read more April 27, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

VW diesel agreement: what we know (and don't know) in 5 questions

Yesterday's news that Volkswagen and the U.S. EPA had reached agreement on a deal to address VW's diesel-emission cheating scandal brought as much confusion as clarity. The... read more April 22, 2016 by


 

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