Volkswagen diesel scandal

 
Audi, Mercedes now updating European diesels for emissions; more to come?

Audi, Mercedes now updating European diesels for emissions; more to come?

Both Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler and Volkswagen Group have approved new plans to retrofit older diesel-powered vehicles with new software at no cost to owners. The largest number of such cars will be in Europe. The news comes amid the latest allegations surrounding German automakers and their... read more

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Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)

Lasting legacy of VW diesel scandal: EU gets serious about testing

The Volkswagen diesel scandal left lasting imprints on the entire automotive industry, and may have changed the way regulators look at vehicles using the fuel forever. That's... read more May 31, 2017 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

2012-2014 VW Passat TDI diesels approved for modification by EPA

Another small portion of Volkswagen's diesel scandal has been put to rest: the EPA announced its approval of modifications for 2012 through 2014 Passat TDI sedans. In total... read more May 22, 2017 by


 
2014 Audi A6 TDI

Judge approves VW diesel V-6 settlement, last major piece of scandal

The Volkswagen diesel cheating saga has closed another chapter as a U.S. judge approved a proposed settlement for V-6 powered vehicles, the final major U.S. piece of the... read more May 15, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

Extent of Volkswagen diesel deceit detailed in new book

It's getting close to two years since Volkswagen admitted it had installed "defeat device" software on hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles sold in the U.S. The fact that... read more May 12, 2017 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

Modified 'new' 2015 Volkswagen TDI diesels come with big discounts

If you're itching to climb into a brand new, 2015 Volkswagen TDI, the german automaker wants to sweeten the deal for you. Volkswagen has begun selling its fixed, 2015 model... read more April 19, 2017 by


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

VW Electrify America plan for electric-car charging across U.S. released

Two billion dollars is a lot of money. When VW Group of America agreed to fund a $2 billion project to spread zero-emission vehicle infrastructure across the U.S. as part of... read more April 18, 2017 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, 2014 New York Auto Show

Brand-new 2015 Volkswagen TDI diesels back on sale after modifications

If you're a diehard diesel fan, you now have one last chance to buy a brand-new Volkswagen TDI diesel car. Well, almost brand-new, anyhow: the cars in question are 2015... read more April 18, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington

Europe diesel sales sag slightly, continuing trend since 2012

Despite efforts by Chevrolet to step into the void left by Volkswagen, sales of diesel passenger vehicles in the U.S. may have been permanently crippled by the VW diesel... read more April 17, 2017 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

Asking prices climb for used VW TDI diesels as buybacks proceed

If you have your eyes on a used Volkswagen or Audi TDI turbodiesel, you may wind up having to pay more today for 2009 through 2015 models than you would have when they were... read more April 7, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

VW resolves diesel cheating cases with 10 more U.S. states

Volkswagen Group of America continues to work through a long list of civil and criminal lawsuits over its diesel emission cheating scandal. Yesterday, the company said it had... read more March 31, 2017 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

Modified European VW diesels 'undrivable,' say some owners

Most of the Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars sold in the U.S. from 2009 through 2015 are likely to be bought back from their owners, probably leaving fewer than 100,000 on... read more March 29, 2017 by


 
BMW i3 and Volkswagen e-Golf electric cars using Combined Charging System (CCS) DC fast charging

VW's Electrify America submits electric-car charging plan to EPA, CARB: now what?

Volkswagen has submitted a plan for electric-charging infrastructure to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board. VW's "Electrify... read more March 16, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

VW pleads guilty to felonies in diesel emission scandal

On Friday, Volkswagen pleaded guilty to three criminal charges related to its use of illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests. Entry of the... read more March 13, 2017 by


 
BMW M3 M Performance exhaust

EPA's internal watchdog to check vulnerability to emission cheating

Even with a new leader apparently at odds with its mission, the Environmental Protection Agency continues to function on some level. On Thursday, EPA administrator Scott... read more March 10, 2017 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW diesel cheating produced 1,200 premature deaths: MIT study

In September 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revealed Volkswagen's use of illegal "defeat device" software in its diesel cars. The software routines allowed... read more March 8, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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