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Used diesel demand drops in Germany over fear of software upgrades

Used diesel demand drops in Germany over fear of software upgrades

Diesel-powered cars, long a staple on European roads, are starting to lose favor as million of dollars of inventory begins to pile up in used diesel models. The inventory, largely recent models certified under the superseded Euro-5 emission standards, has boomed recently over the possibility the... read more

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2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW, Mercedes, Opel, Fiat launch buybacks of dirtiest diesels in Europe

Almost two years ago, the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal burst into public view, and nothing has been quite the same since then. The news that VW Group engineers had... read more August 11, 2017 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel (with 6-speed automatic transmission), Catskill Mountains, NY, May 2017

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel: fuel economy review for automatic, manual versions

Times are tough for sedans in general, as buyers swarm into crossover utility vehicles and ignore the passenger cars sitting next to them on the showroom floor. Also... read more August 10, 2017 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW exec to plead guilty to diesel cheating charges after jail, house arrest

It has been almost two years since Volkswagen changed the prospects for diesel-powered cars when it admitted to eight years' worth of cheating on emissions tests for its... read more August 4, 2017 by


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

What will happen to diesels for U.S. cars, light trucks by 2025? Poll results

With electric-car battery prices falling faster than predicted even five years ago, carmakers face tough and costly choices in choosing powertrains for the lineups in 2020... read more August 1, 2017 by


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, Bear Mountain, May 2014

Regulators give OK for 2017 diesel Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram 1500 sales

Federal regulators gave final approval to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to resume sales of diesel-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 models in the U.S., the company... read more July 28, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

Modifications to oldest, dirtiest VW, Audi TDI diesels approved by EPA

VW Group of North America now owns hundreds of thousands of Volkswagen and Audi TDI diesel vehicles it has bought back from owners under the terms of various diesel emission... read more July 28, 2017 by


 
2014 Audi A6 2.0 TDI Ultra

European commissioner warns against cities' diesel bans, fears market collapse

The warning came even before last week's plans for updates to 9 million European diesel cars by German luxury makers Audi and Mercedes-Benz were announced. In a letter sent... read more July 27, 2017 by


 
2013 Audi TDI range

Audi, Mercedes now updating European diesels for emissions; more to come?

Both Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler and Volkswagen Group have approved new plans to retrofit older diesel-powered vehicles with new software at no cost to owners. The largest... read more July 25, 2017 by


 
2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon Recon, 2017 Chicago auto show

Jeep Wrangler Diesel already testing, before 2019 launch

The iconic Jeep Wrangler is a tough vehicle to make fuel-efficient. Its separate frame and body add weight, and it has all the wind-cheating grace of a small municipal... read more July 24, 2017 by


 
Felix Kramer and his fleet: Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt, Plug in Prius

Green Car Glossary: vehicles, emissions, fuels, electric cars, powertrains energy (updated)

As rules to boost fuel economy and lower carbon emissions in vehicles around the world continue to stiffen, acronyms like EREV, CNG, and MPGe are becoming more and more... read more July 24, 2017 by


 
2014 BMW 328d

EU investigating diesel collusion among Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, VW: report

As numerous political probes over the years have famously shown, once investigators dig into the circumstances around an alleged crime, anything can happen. The September... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
2014 Audi A7 TDI

Tough Audi decision alleged: diesel-emission gear or profitable high-end audio systems?

Although it's not been in U.S. news much lately, the VW diesel scandal continues to unfold in Germany, as prosecutors continue their investigations over whether criminal acts... read more July 18, 2017 by


 
2018 Chevrolet Equinox 2.0T

2018 Chevy Equinox Diesel pricing to start just above $31,000

Every now and then, resourceful journalists dredge up automotive news before it emerges in a sanitized press release from the maker in question. So it is with the pricing on... read more July 17, 2017 by


 
Freightliner Inspiration Truck self-driving truck concept

Several states want far cleaner diesel trucks; EPA to start rulemaking?

Almost one-third of the heavy trucks on U.S. roads now use the most stringent emission-control systems, which radically reduce their emissions of nitrogen oxides, soot, and... read more July 16, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

Combustion engines: high emissions from short commutes a huge challenge

Drivers in the U.S. have longer commutes than those in Europe and Asia, on average. In the U.K., short commutes in vehicles with combustion engines—whether gasoline or... read more July 11, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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