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What Ordinary Germans Think About VW’s Diesel Emission Scandal

What Ordinary Germans Think About VW’s Diesel Emission Scandal

The revelation last fall that Volkswagen had intentionally covered up the true emission levels of several diesel-powered cars, including some sold under premium brands Audi and Porsche, came as a shock to many--not least those of us in the media. The ongoing scandal affects millions of vehicles... read more

February 24, 2016 by -
 
2016 Volkswagen Up!

Revised Volkswagen Up Minicar Gets Turbo Engine, Geneva Motor Show Debut

Volkswagen’s Up! city-car lineup is one of the coolest high-mpg small cars we can’t have, as we described it a few years ago. Now with a host of improvements just... read more February 22, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

Former GM Exec Bob Lutz: Years Ago, VW Emissions Left Automaker Baffled

Before its use of illegal "defeat device" software was discovered, many auto industry executives were baffled by Volkswagen's ability to make diesel cars meet U.S. emissions... read more February 19, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Illegal VW Diesel Emissions: Tallying Public Health Damage

It's clear that the Volkswagen TDI diesel cars equipped with illegal "defeat device" software have contributed to a significant amount of extra air pollution. Some of the... read more February 17, 2016 by


 
2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

2011-2015 VW Touareg Hybrid SUVs Recalled For Battery Tray Fix

The recently-discontinued Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid SUV is being recalled to address an issue with the tray that holds its battery pack. VW needs to fit a drain to the... read more February 16, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf  -  Long-term test car  [November 2015]

Next Volkswagen e-Golf To Have At Least 200 Miles Of Range

When it launched in fall 2014, the Volkswagen e-Golf electric car all but duplicated the Nissan Leaf in range and efficiency: 83 miles and 116 MPGe against the Leaf's 84-mile... read more February 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Colorado Diesel  -  First Drive

Diesels Still Needed For Truck Fuel Economy Despite VW Scandal: Advocate

Allen Schaeffer probably doesn't have the easiest job these days. He's executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising... read more February 9, 2016 by


 
CARB emissions-testing equipment video screencap

CARB Shows Test Equipment That Found VW Diesel Defeat Device (Video)

Volkswagen's diesel-emissions cheating went on for more than six years in part because the company's use of "defeat device" software was hard to detect. It wasn't until... read more February 5, 2016 by


 
2015 Audi Q7 TDI

VW Submits V-6 Diesel-Update Plan For Audi, Porsche, VW Models

Cutting its deadline extremely close, Volkswagen submitted a proposed fix for 3.0-liter V-6 TDI diesel models with "defeat device" software to U.S. regulators earlier this... read more February 4, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW Diesel Scandal Erodes Trust In Germany, Auto Industry Too

The revelation that Volkswagen used "defeat device" software to cheat on U.S. emissions tests shook the public's confidence in one of the world's largest carmakers... read more February 3, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

Supplier Bosch Defends Diesels, Blames VW, Investigates Internally

Automotive supplier Bosch says it had nothing to do with Volkswagen's use of "defeat device" software to cheat on emissions tests. Almost immediately after news of the... read more February 1, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

VW Bites Back: Doubts Diesel Whistleblower, Says Defeat Software Legal In Europe

Another week brings more new stories on the diesel-emission cheating scandal that threatens to dig Volkswagen deeper into a ditch of its own making. Following reports in... read more January 29, 2016 by


 
Matthias Müller

VW CEO Müller: Automotive Future Must Not Be Left To Silicon Valley

Like many automakers, Volkswagen Group has had a research facility in Silicon Valley for many years. In 2011, Its Electronics Research Laboratory--first launched in... read more January 27, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW 328d

BMW Admits VW Emission Scandal Hurts All Diesel Sales In U.S.

With the revelation that it cheated on emissions tests using "defeat device" software, Volkswagen has gone from one of the biggest proponents of diesel cars in the U.S. to... read more January 26, 2016 by


 
2014 Audi Q5 TDI, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2013

How Can VW, Audi Dealers Still Sell Used TDI Diesel Vehicles?

Hundreds of thousands of Volkswagen and Audi owners are now in their fifth month of waiting to find out when and how regulators will approve modifications to their diesel... read more January 25, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW Diesel Cheating An 'Open Secret' In Engine Group: Report

A German newspaper has reported that the use of "defeat device" software to cheat on U.S. emissions laws was widespread knowledge within the diesel-engine group at Volkswagen... read more January 23, 2016 by


 

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