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EU cracks down as diesel scandal exposes lax tests country by country

EU cracks down as diesel scandal exposes lax tests country by country

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has led to much greater scrutiny on the methods regulatory agencies use to test vehicle emissions, particularly in Europe. Even before news of Volkswagen's diesel "defeat device" software broke, the European fuel-economy testing cycle was known to be overly optimistic... read more

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Volkswagen TDI diesel cars stored at Pontiac Silverdome (Photo by Jalopnik)

Where do bought-back VW diesels go? Dead NFL stadiums, among other places

When news of its diesel-emissions cheating broke last September, Volkswagen issued a stop-sale order for affected TDI diesel cars. Now that a settlement for 2.0-liter TDI... read more January 26, 2017 by


 
Sergio Marchionne

Cost to make FCA diesels emission-compliant in Europe: half a billion dollars

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, believes diesels will allow the company to meet future, tougher fuel-economy standards. But that faith is being sorely... read more January 25, 2017 by


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

How Paris will ban the dirtiest diesels: color-coded stickers

Yesterday, analyses of the air in several parts of France showed it contained high levels of ultrafine particles emitted by road vehicles. Among the guiltiest culprits were... read more January 24, 2017 by


 
Achates opposed-piston two-stroke diesel engine, as it would be packaged for truck installation

Full-size diesel pickup truck that gets 37 mpg? Achates says yes

Could a full-size pickup truck ever get a fuel-economy rating of 37 mpg? California-based Achates Power believes it can, and its novel engine uses a design that dates back to... read more January 20, 2017 by


 
2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500HD

GM adds B20 biodiesel capability to Chevy, GMC diesel trucks, cars

When it comes to reducing emissions, fleet operators generally have fewer options than individual buyers of passenger cars. There are fewer zero-emission vehicle options for... read more January 19, 2017 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Court orders full reimbursement for VW diesel owner in Germany

A lot has been said about Volkswagen's use of "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests, but a German court may win the prize for most-creative... read more January 18, 2017 by


 
New Renault Twingo

French target Renault, Brits query Fiat, over diesel emissions

The past week has not been a particularly pleasant one for advocates of diesel cars. Volkswagen agreed to plead guilty to criminal counts related to its diesel-emissions... read more January 17, 2017 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

VW settles diesel cheating cases: felony pleas, $4.3 billion fines

Last week, Volkswagen settled an array of criminal and civil charges over its 16-month-old diesel scandal with the U.S. Justice Department. The news of the settlement was... read more January 16, 2017 by


 
2017 BMW 3-Series

All 2017 BMW diesels certified by EPA, production now starting

This might not seem to be the most convenient moment to restart production of a gaggle of diesel cars. The Volkswagen diesel scandal continues to unfold, and last week the... read more January 16, 2017 by


 
2018 Ford F-150

Ford F-150 pickup to get V-6 diesel engine in spring 2018 (updated)

Formerly the domain of heavy-duty pickups, diesel engines are slowly creeping into smaller trucks. Ram arguably started the most recent trend with the 1500's 3.0-liter... read more January 15, 2017 by


 
2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

Justice Department launches criminal probe of FCA diesels: report

It's been a busy week for U.S. agencies as they release information on their final actions before a new administration takes office. Yesterday the U.S. Department of Justice... read more January 14, 2017 by


 
Handcuffs

5 more VW diesel execs indicted, including R&D head, after weekend arrest

On Wednesday, six senior VW Group executives were indicted by the Justice Department on multiple counts of conspiracy and intent to defraud. The charges include conspiracy to... read more January 13, 2017 by


 
2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

EPA says Ram, Jeep diesel emission software violates Clean Air Act (updated)

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may have used illegal software for emission controls to get more than 100,000 trucks and SUVs through emissions testing, the EPA said Thursday. The... read more January 12, 2017 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW executive arrested by FBI on diesel emission conspiracy charges

The head of VW Group's U.S. regulatory compliance group was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation this weekend on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United... read more January 9, 2017 by


 
2016 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

Advocacy group says diesel cars coming back; it meant trucks

When the Volkswagen diesel scandal erupted last year, it not only hurt the public perception of diesel vehicles in the U.S., but also eliminated the biggest seller of diesel... read more January 9, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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