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

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 so-called clean diesel vehicles. The effects of the German automaker's diesel scandal are still unfolding today, not only in the... read more

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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


 
Toyota 'Project Portal' proof-of-concept hydrogen fuel-cell powered semi tractor, for Port of LA

Missing piece in global vehicle emission puzzle: heavy trucks

A global push to reduce vehicle emissions and create cleaner air for future generations has been underway for half a century now. However, while many governments around the... read more July 7, 2017 by


 
Nicolas Hulot, French minister of ecological transition, announces 2040 ban on vehicles with engines

France plans to ban all gasoline, diesel vehicles by 2040

To most North Americans, the idea of banning all vehicles with internal-combustion engines seems unthinkable. Filling up with gasoline (or diesel) is as American as are... read more July 6, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington

Diesel deception: more pain ahead for VW brands, Bosch?

Volkswagen Group is moving toward wrapping up its diesel deceit in the United States, but in Europe, it may only be starting. European owners of Volkswagen Group... read more June 27, 2017 by


 
A semi-autonomous BMW 5 Series, on the highway outside of Munich

Even BMW's hometown may ban older diesel cars

Diesel-powered vehicles are facing a tough road ahead as more European cities move to ban older, dirtier, oil-burning cars. Diesel has long been the preferred fuel of... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
2014 Audi A8 TDI

Germany investigates possible Audi diesel emission cheats

Just as the Volkswagen Group begins to wind down its diesel scandal in the United States, things may be ramping up in Europe. A German government task force discovered a new... read more June 6, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)

Lasting legacy of VW diesel scandal: EU gets serious about testing

The Volkswagen diesel scandal left lasting imprints on the entire automotive industry, and may have changed the way regulators look at vehicles using the fuel forever. That's... read more May 31, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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