• 2018 Chevrolet Equinox 2.0T

    GM has discontinued diesel versions of the Chevrolet Equinox. The Chevy Cruze that offered the same engine is already gone from the market.

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    Electric Jaguar XJ, hybrid airplanes, more driving, fewer Chinese EV makers: Today's Car News

    Americans driving more miles could cancel out emissions progress. Airbus looks to build hybrid airplanes. China puts restrictions on who can build electric cars in the world's largest EV market. And Jaguar plans to launch its new flagship XJ sedan as an electric. All this and more on Green Car...

  • Teaser for 2020 Volkswagen ID 3 debuting at 2019 Frankfurt auto show
    VW's batteries, Bosch's pivot from diesel, US climate change reports: Today's Car News

    The Trump administration takes aim at the government reports that justify climate action. Volkswagen struggles to secure enough batteries for its mass-market EVs. German diesel supplier Bosch plans to start supplying electric motors. And our readers weigh in on EV purchase incentives. All this and...

  • Kia Habaniro Concept, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    2019 Mazda CX-5 diesel, Mercedes-Benz EQC, more Karmas, more Nikolas: Today's Car News

    Mazda will deliver the diesel CX-5, Mercedes' electric crossover, and hydrogen fuel trucks.

  • 2019 Mazda CX-5
    About time! Mazda CX-5 diesel arrives in summer 2019

    Will Mazda finally, after many years, put a new diesel vehicle on sale in the U.S.? If the announcement the automaker made today at the New York auto show is any indication, deliveries of the Mazda CX-5 diesel will start this summer. It’s been a long, long time since Mazda made the business...

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    German prosecutors find collusion between automakers over diesel emissions

    BMW, Daimler, and Volkswagen are being charged by the EU for attempting to block more effective (and expensive) emissions tech.

  • Volkswagen turbodiesels await their fate near Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs

    Volkswagen is scrambling to convert its business to building electric cars from building internal combustion cars to building electrics. But globally it hasn't put diesels behind it. According to a report by VW itself, global orders for its diesel vehicles rose from 39 percent of its products in 2017 to 43 percent in 2018, and that goes double for private customers versus fleet orders. With sales of 10.8 million cars worldwide in 2018, that amounts to 4.6 million diesels sold in 2018. MUST READ: VW says it is now developing its last generation of gas, diesel engines Among VW's retail...

  • Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington
    Dieselgate continued: SEC charges VW and its ex-boss with fraud

    Amazingly, the diesel emissions case against Volkswagen in the U.S. is still gaining steam. The Securities and Exchange Commission charged VW and its former CEO Martin Winterkorn on Thursday with defrauding investors, according to wire-service reports. READ MORE: Gauging VW's progress on second...

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    Germany fines BMW over diesel emissions

    German automakers have been under a microscope when it comes to emissions from their diesel cars, which were formerly bestsellers in Europe. After Daimler, Volkswagen, and German supplier Bosch paid billions in fines and several Audi managers have been arrested over installing diesel-emissions...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec 4Matic
    Diesel lawsuit proceeds against Mercedes-Benz

    While Volkswagen has reached a historic settlement and had to buy back hundreds of thousands of its diesel cars in the U.S., it isn’t the only automaker to be investigated for cheating on diesel emissions. Fiat Chrysler recently agreed to recall its Ram and Jeep EcoDiesels and pay owners for...

  • 2019 Mazda 3 underhood
    Mazda rotary range-extended EV and diesel engine both coming, but no US hybrids for now

    A look under the hood of Mazda’s future includes a patchwork of “what if” possibilities and a series of juggled timelines. Mazda is in a tough spot right now with regulators and in finding its place across many global markets. Part of the issue is that Mazda is considered an...

  • 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014
    No buybacks: FCA settlement for Ram pickup, Jeep Grand Cherokee Ecodiesel owners

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will settle with federal regulators and pay owners of diesel-powered truck and SUVs for noncompliant emissions software, the company announced Thursday. The settlement could cost the automaker up to $800 million. The affected vehicles are 2014-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs...

  • 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

    The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe diesel experiment is over before it began. Brandon Ramirez, a spokesman for Hyundai, confirmed in Korea on Friday that the diesel-powered Santa Fe won't come to the U.S. after all. The move follows Kia's lead earlier this year, when that automaker canceled the 2.2-liter turbodiesel for its Sorento. DON'T MISS: Mazda CX-5 diesel gets 28-mpg EPA city rating Without a turbodiesel, the Santa Fe won't offer a third row either, Ramirez confirmed. When the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe was announced earlier this year, a three-row variant was discussed as diesel-only. With the...

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    BMW says 85 percent of cars will still have engines in 2030

    Once a leader in electric cars, BMW now says it expects 85 percent of its cars still to have internal combustion engines by 2030. Speaking to Australian reporters for GoAuto at the Paris auto show earlier in October, BMW board member for development Klaus Froehlich said, “A very optimistic...

  • University of Michigan algae biodiesel project
    Algae blooms could be a boon for eco-diesel under DOE-funded project

    Algae-based biodiesel has been hyped in the past as a renewable fuel that can be produced here in the U.S., lowering greenhouse-gas emissions without displacing food crops or taxing water supplies. And yet it still hasn’t arrived in any significant way. There’s no single factor to blame...

  • 2018 Kia Sorento
    Kia smothers plans to bring Sorento diesel to America

    The Kia Sorento may not get a diesel version for the U.S. after all. On the eve of the Paris Motor Show and the introduction of the production-spec Kia Niro EV, company officials have confirmed that it’s shelved plans to bring any diesel model Stateside for now. The hold is officially...

  • 2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel
    Burned by scandal, Porsche CEO says it's done building diesel cars

    Diesel is dead. At least, for Porsche it is. In a statement on the automaker's website, Porsche announced it would stop building diesel-powered cars and instead focus on electric cars. “Porsche is not demonising diesel. It is, and will remain, an important propulsion technology. We as a...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTec 4Matic
    German authorities uncover emissions-cheating collusion among diesel automakers

    New documents revealed in a German investigation into diesel emissions cheating show that German automakers, including Volkswagen, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz may have colluded to limit the amount of emissions-cleaning AdBlue diesel exhaust fluid the cars used. The news was reported by the German...

  • 2017 Tesla Model 3, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

    Who disputed EPA findings that less fuel-efficient cars will be safer? What did a second whistleblower at Tesla's Gigafactory allege? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending August 17, 2018. Friday, another whistleblower came forward at Tesla's Gigafactory with allegations that the company failed to investigate drug trafficking tied to a Mexican drug cartel. He also alleged that the company failed to investigate thefts of as much as $37 million in copper and other materials that were not disclosed. CEO Elon Musk also granted...

  • Teaser for Pininfarina Battista debuting at 2019 Geneva auto show
    Best deals on green cars, Tesla scrutiny, Swiss stop diesels, EPA pushback: Today's Car News

    The SEC issues subpoenas to Tesla over CEO Elon Musk's plan to take the company private. Switzerland halts registrations of some diesels from Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. New records show internal pushback at the EPA over freezing fuel-economy regulations. And we run down the best deals on green cars...

  • 2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show
    Swiss authorities halts some diesel Porsche, Mercedes-Benz over emissions

    Authorities in Switzerland halted registrations of some new Mercedes-Benz and Porsche vehicles because their diesel engines skirted emissions regulations, Reuters reported Thursday. Registrations of the small Mercedes-Benz Vito vans equipped with 1.6-liter diesel engines, and Porsche Macan and...

  • Volkswagen turbodiesels await their fate near Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs
    Time is running out for VW diesel claims

    Time is running out for owners of 2.0-liter VW TDIs to file their claims against the company and receive a settlement that could be worth at least $5,100. All claims in the diesel emissions lawsuit must be filed by Sept. 1. So far, Volkswagen has bought back more than 350,000 TDIs and repaired...

  • 2018 Mazda CX-5
    Mazda CX-5 diesel gets 28-mpg EPA city rating

    The Mazda CX-5 diesel took one step closer to production by receiving an EPA rating. Jalopnik made the find and reported the ratings on Wednesday. With front-wheel drive, the CX-5 diesel is rated at 28 mpg city, 31 highway, 29 combined. With all-wheel drive those numbers each drop by 1 mpg for...

  • Volkswagen turbodiesels await their fate near Pikes Peak International Raceway in Colorado Springs
    VW TDI owners face deadline to finalize claims (Updated)

    The VW diesel settlement is winding down. Owners of 2.0-liter 4-cylinder cars have to complete filing their settlement paperwork by Sept. 1 to be eligible for at least $5,100 in compensation from Volkswagen. All claims must be settled by Dec. 31, but they must be submitted by Sept. 1 to be...

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