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

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 still in limbo. That's because the plan covers only the 482,000 cars equipped with Volkswagen's 2.0-liter 4-cylinder... read more

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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

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

VW settlement with EPA announced over diesel emission scandal (updated)

Volkswagen and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said today that they had reached an agreement on a plan to address hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles sold over... read more April 21, 2016 by

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

European fix for VW diesels complies with law, but real-world emissions still too high

Updates to the millions of Volkswagen TDI diesel cars that turned out not to meet European emission regulations were supposed to be well underway by now. German authorities... read more April 20, 2016 by

2016 Volkswagen Golf

Diesel scandal hurts VW sales in Europe and U.S., not China

The ongoing diesel-emissions scandal continues to affect Volkswagen sales, but not in every market. In March, sales once again fell in the U.S. and VW's home market of... read more April 19, 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

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

Can VW, agencies meet April 21 diesel-fix deadline? EPA head not sure

Nine days remain until the deadline imposed by a judge for Volkswagen and two regulatory agencies to agree on the outline of a plan to modify vehicles affected by the... read more April 12, 2016 by

2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid

Diesel scandal to hurt plug-in hybrids, former Fiat exec says

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has led to calls for more real-world emission testing outside laboratory conditions, in order to catch future cheating. That could be bad news... read more April 8, 2016 by

2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI

VW dealers' reparations talks with company: no deal so far

Representatives of Volkswagen's U.S. dealers recently flew to Germany to present concerns over the ongoing diesel scandal directly to the company's top executives. One of the... read more April 5, 2016 by

2015 Volkswagen Passat (European-spec)

European VW diesel update halted, lower fuel economy at fault?

Six months into the Volkswagen diesel scandal, the company still hasn't reached an agreement with regulators on how it will recall nearly 600,000 affected TDI cars in the... read more April 4, 2016 by

2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

The other VW diesel victims: dealers take woes to Wolfsburg

In the ongoing Volkswagen diesel scandal, the most obvious victims are the owners of the nearly 600,000 VW, Audi, and Porsche vehicles found to have illegal "defeat device"... read more March 31, 2016 by

Volkswagen Touareg 2 TDI Clean Diesel

FTC sues Volkswagen for false 'clean diesel' advertising

For years, Volkswagen promoted its TDI models under the "clean diesel" banner, portraying them as environmentally superior, due to their high fuel economy while (supposedly)... read more March 30, 2016 by


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