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Even In 2007, As VW Designed Dirty Diesels, It Said Electric Cars Were The Future

Even In 2007, As VW Designed Dirty Diesels, It Said Electric Cars Were The Future

Many journalists tend to have pack-rat tendencies, but sorting out old press kits, files, and magazines can have unexpected rewards. So it was for auto writer John Rettie, who recently uncovered an interesting tidbit in an issue of Driver, the in-house magazine sent out by Volkswagen of America to... read more

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2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Carmakers Lobby To Keep Software Secret, Despite VW Emission Scandal

The software that allowed Volkswagen diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests was not found by government regulators. Instead, its effects were discovered by researchers at... read more October 14, 2015 by


 
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Next Volkswagen Phaeton To Go Electric (As VW Slashes Spending)

As it reels from the ongoing diesel-emissions cheating scandal, Volkswagen is cutting spending and putting future expansion and development projects on hold. But apparently... read more October 14, 2015 by


 
2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW To Focus On Electric, Plug-In Hybrid Tech, Slash Spending Due To Diesel Scandal

The Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal has caused executive heads to roll, cars to be yanked off sale, and regulators to pore over real-world emission data with a... read more October 13, 2015 by


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

VW Diesel Acceleration, Fuel Economy Fall Without 'Cheat Mode' (Video)

As Volkswagen works overtime to figure out what changes it will make to 482,000 TDI diesel cars sold in the U.S. with a "cheat mode" that let them comply with emission rules... read more October 12, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

How Will VW Fix My Diesel Car, And When? A List Of All Models

Volkswagen's U.S. CEO, Michael Horn, spent several hours yesterday testifying in front of a Congressional panel on the company's growing TDI diesel-emission cheating scandal... read more October 9, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW: $50 Million In Tax Credits, Wanted Electric-Car Credits For Diesels Too

Buyers of various Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles took about $50 million in Federal income-tax credits in 2009 for the purchase of their supposedly green car. With Michael... read more October 8, 2015 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Passat

2016 VW Diesel Lineup Withdrawn: Jetta, Passat, Golf, Beetle TDI Models May Be Modified

Michael Horn, CEO of Volkswagen's U.S. arm, will testify today before Congress on the VW diesel-emission cheating scandal, including what he knew and when he knew it. His... read more October 8, 2015 by


 
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Six Possible VW TDI Diesel Fixes: From Software To New Car

"You have power, you have energy, you have emissions: You get to choose two of them." That's the conundrum facing diesel-engine engineers, as summarized by Don Hillebrand... read more October 7, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Eos

Good Time To Buy Another VW: $2,000 Loyalty Bonus For Owners

The ongoing VW diesel emissions scandal is causing considerable stress for owners of the 482,000 affected Volkswagen TDI models in the U.S. But current owners of VWs--diesel... read more October 7, 2015 by


 
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VW Diesel Emission Scandal: Five Possible Long-Range Effects

Thus far, it's a been a quiet start to the third week of the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal. Eight years' worth of VW TDI models, both new and used, have been... read more October 6, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

European Makers: NOx Limits Must Rise For Real-World Emissions Tests

Carmakers in Europe, Asia, and North America have met exhaust emission limits for decades, as measured by strict standardized vehicle tests on dynamometers, or "rolling... read more October 5, 2015 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Diesel Scandal Already Costing Volkswagen, Audi In Reputation

Only one out of four vehicle owners think favorably of Volkswagen this week, in the wake of the brand’s diesel emissions scandal. It’s yet another indicator that... read more October 2, 2015 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Volkswagen Diesel Pollution: How Dangerous To The Public, Your Family?

Volkswagen has underscored that its diesel cars affected by its TDI emissions scandal are safe to drive. It highlights that on a special consumer site dedicated to... read more October 1, 2015 by


 
Elon Musk Speaks

Musk: Trickery “The Only Option” For Engineers In VW Scandal?

Although internal combustion engines are for the most part getting a little more efficient with every new model year, there’s no avoiding a cold fact: that whether... read more September 29, 2015 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW Diesel Drivers Hurt, Confused, Angry, Remorseful

After the discovery that it installed software allowing diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests, the heat is coming down on Volkswagen. Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn... read more September 28, 2015 by


 

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