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VW Gets More Time To Figure Out TDI Diesel Emission Update

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 that allowed them to cheat emissions tests. But U.S. owners of the 482,000 2009 through 2015 models equipped with EA189... read more

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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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German Regulators Deem VW Diesel Emission Software A 'Defeat Device,' Deepening Crisis

The Volkswagen diesel emission scandal deepened on Tuesday as German regulators ruled that software to evade the use of emission-control systems constituted an illegal... read more December 3, 2015 by


 
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VW Diesel NOx Problem: So Tough Angela Merkel Complained About It (In 2010)

Weeks after it was first announced that the carmaker used "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat U.S. emissions tests, Volkswagen is no closer to implementing a... read more December 2, 2015 by


 
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Sight Unseen: Pros And Cons Of Driving A 'Stealth' EV

If you drive a Tesla Model S or a Nissan Leaf, then a certain image follows: Plain and simple, you’re an electric-vehicle early adopter. Just as the Toyota Prius has... read more November 27, 2015 by


 
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Volkswagen Proposes 2.0-Liter Diesel Fixes As Crisis Continues

Being a Volkswagen executive these days may be one of the more thankless jobs in the auto industry. Among groups including car buyers, business travelers, and environmental... read more November 25, 2015 by


 
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Software To Be Updated In All 2009-2016 VW, Audi V-6 Diesels

It was only three weeks ago that Volkswagen headquarters in Germany came out swinging against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA had issued a complaint in... read more November 24, 2015 by


 
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Senator: NHTSA Should Rescind Fuel-Economy Credits For Illegal VW Diesels

The revelation that Volkswagen installed illegal "defeat device" software on 482,000 diesel cars sold in the U.S. has some looking back on any benefits VW may have gained... read more November 17, 2015 by


 
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VW Diesel Ad Pledges It's 'Working To Make Things Right'

While U.S. recalls of diesel cars fitted with "defeat device" software still haven't been announced, Volkswagen has begun the process of trying to market its way out of the... read more November 16, 2015 by


 
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How Would You Market VW Out Of Its Diesel-Emission Scandal? NPR Suggests Tactics

The past two months haven't been easy for Volkswagen, to say the least. The carmaker continues to feel the fallout from an ongoing emissions-cheating scandal, with no plan... read more November 12, 2015 by


 

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