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

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 carmaker and the regulator said they had agreed on the general outline of a deal to offer owners a choice of either... read more

April 22, 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


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

VW diesel scandal now 6 months old; what have we learned?

The actual six-month anniversary of the Volkswagen diesel-cheating scandal came 10 days ago, and news has continued to bubble up since then. Most recently, all three parties... read more March 28, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

Deadline for regulators, VW to agree on diesel changes extended to April 21

"Six months is enough," said Judge Charles Breyer in February, when he imposed a March 24 deadline for regulators and Volkswagen to agree how to modify 580,000 diesel... read more March 25, 2016 by


 
2014 Peterbilt 579

Should VW pay to retire the dirtiest diesel trucks for its cheating?

In the six months since the EPA revealed that Volkswagen used illegal "defeat device" software on TDI diesel cars, there have been many suggestions about how the company... read more March 23, 2016 by


 
2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack wagon debuts for NY Auto Show

At last year's New York Auto Show, Volkswagen unveiled a more rugged, all-wheel-drive version of its Golf SportWagen called the Alltrack. VW said at the time that the... read more March 22, 2016 by


 
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

VW diesel emissions scandal: what you need to know in 10 questions (updated)

Friday, March 18th, will mark six months since the news that Volkswagen deliberately circumvented U.S. EPA emissions laws on so-called "clean diesel" models sold from 2009... read more March 17, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Fired employee alleges VW destroyed diesel files after EPA disclosure

As the Volkswagen diesel scandal approaches the end of its sixth month, more scrutiny is being placed on the company's actions during the first few weeks. It was recently... read more March 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Volkswagen Phideon, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Volkswagen dedicated hybrid Prius fighter to be called XL3?

Gasoline may cost $2 a gallon or less in many parts of the U.S., but new competitors to the Toyota Prius seem to be popping up all over the place. The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq... read more March 14, 2016 by


 
Production version of VW’s CrossBlue concept to be built in Chattanooga

EPA could hurt U.S. jobs with diesel scandal fines, VW labor chief warns

The ongoing Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal was newly roiled by this week's news that the company's U.S. CEO Michael Horn was leaving the company, effective immediately... read more March 11, 2016 by


 

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