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Justice Department, EPA Sue VW Over Diesel Cheating, Billions In Penalties Possible

Justice Department, EPA Sue VW Over Diesel Cheating, Billions In Penalties Possible

The U.S. government has now sued Volkswagen over its diesel-emissions cheating. At the request of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil suit against Volkswagen in a Federal court in Detroit Monday. The suit alleges VW's use of "defeat device"... read more

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VW Buybacks, Payments For Hard-To-Fix Diesels Will Cost Billions

Hundreds of thousands of diesel-VW owners are waiting to find out how their cars will be updated to meet emissions standards, once modifications are approved by regulators... read more December 30, 2015 by


 
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Environmental Justice Groups: Not So Fast, Musk--VW Diesels Must Be Fixed!

U.S. regulatory agencies still haven't approved a plan to modify the 482,000 Volkswagen 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars equipped with "defeat device" software used to circumvent... read more December 29, 2015 by


 
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VW Diesel Owners In Canada Get Their 'Goodwill' Offer Too

While customers continue to wait for details of a recall on TDI diesel cars equipped with "defeat device" software, Volkswagen's U.S. arm recently tried to ease tensions with... read more December 24, 2015 by


 
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Volkswagen Hires Kenneth Feinberg To Set Payments For U.S. Diesel Owners

Volkswagen still won't publicly discuss a timeline for initiating recall repairs of U.S. diesel cars equipped with "defeat device" software. But it is beginning the process... read more December 22, 2015 by


 
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VW Gets More Time To Figure Out TDI Diesel Emission Update

It's been just over three months since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) first revealed that Volkswagen diesel cars were equipped with "defeat device" software... read more December 21, 2015 by


 
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Chinese Green Group Sues VW Over Diesel-Emission Cheating Software

As a result of the "defeat device" software it installed in diesel cars, Volkswagen faces multiple criminal investigations in Europe. And it will likely face criminal... read more December 18, 2015 by


 
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Ignore VW Diesels, Make Company Sell Electric Cars: Tesla CEO Musk, 44 Others

It will cost a huge sum, likely billions of dollars, to make Volkswagen fix all of the 482,000 TDI diesel vehicles it has admitted use "defeat device" software to ignore... read more December 18, 2015 by


 
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New Investigations Of Bosch, EU Loans In VW Diesel Emission Scandal

German authorities are turning their attention to supplier Bosch to determine its role in the Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal. Prosecutors in Stuttgart are investigating... read more December 16, 2015 by


 
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VW: Small Group Of Engineers Built Diesel Cheat Software From 2005

Volkswagen now blames a small group of engineers unable to meet stiff U.S. regulations for its diesel-emissions cheating. The company says a small group of engineers were... read more December 14, 2015 by


 
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Volkswagen Will Adopt Flat Batteries For Future Electric Cars

One of the biggest challenges in designing a battery-electric car is how to configure its large battery pack. The BMW i3, Nissan Leaf, and Tesla Model S all have flat battery... read more December 13, 2015 by


 
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UPDATE: VW Diesel-Cheating Lawsuits To Be Heard In California, Not Detroit

After admitting to installing "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat emissions tests, Volkswagen will go a through a long--and expensive--process to rectify things... read more December 12, 2015 by


 
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VW's European Efficiency Issue: Only 'Slight Deviations' On 9 Cars

Volkswagen said two days ago that an issue involving potentially inaccurate reporting of carbon emissions in cars sold in Europe is "largely concluded." The problem--entirely... read more December 11, 2015 by


 
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Used VW Prices Fall More, With No End To Diesel Scandal In Sight

While Volkswagen continues to lag in its response to the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal, used VW prices continue to slide. And that is now affecting gasoline vehicles that... read more December 9, 2015 by


 
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EU Regulators Gave In To VW, Exxon Demands For Easier Emission Rules

At first glance, new European Union emissions-testing rules might seem to make it tougher for carmakers to cheat in the same way Volkswagen did with its diesel engines. The... read more December 8, 2015 by


 
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VW Internal Diesel-Cheating Probe: So Far, 50 Employees Have Talked

Since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced in a news conference ten weeks ago that Volkswagen used illegal software to cheat emissions tests, the company... read more December 4, 2015 by


 

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