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Deadline for regulators, VW to agree on diesel changes extended to April 21

Deadline for regulators, VW to agree on diesel changes extended to April 21

"Six months is enough," said Judge Charles Breyer in February, when he imposed a March 24 deadline for regulators and Volkswagen to agree how to modify 580,000 diesel vehicles. Except that it wasn't. Yesterday, Judge Breyer extended the deadline four weeks, to April 21, at the request of all... read more

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2017 Audi Q7

VW kept earlier Audi emissions issue from regulators

Long before use of "defeat device" software in diesel cars was uncovered by independent researchers, Volkswagen withheld information about a potential emissions issue from... read more February 29, 2016 by


 
Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]

Volkswagen, EPA Unlikely To Settle Before End Of March: Report

Five months after it first hit the press, U.S. owners of 580,000 diesel vehicles with Volkswagen TDI engines are no closer to knowing how or when their cars will be modified... read more February 23, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf  -  Long-term test car

EPA To Demand More Electric Cars From VW To Settle Diesel Scandal: Report

A German newspaper has suggested that the Environmental Protection Agency wants Volkswagen to build electric cars at its assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The agency... read more February 22, 2016 by


 
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EPA Aiming To Target 'Defeat Device' Workarounds, Not Racing

Last week, alarm bells were sounding for large portions of the enthusiast, motorsport, and racing community, over new regulatory language that, from the sound of it, could... read more February 18, 2016 by


 
2016 Dodge Dart

Will Tighter CAFE Rules Bring More Trucks, Fewer Small Cars?

The entire auto industry was startled when Fiat Chrysler said two weeks ago it would end production of its Dodge Dart compact car and its Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan. The... read more February 10, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW Diesel Cheating An 'Open Secret' In Engine Group: Report

A German newspaper has reported that the use of "defeat device" software to cheat on U.S. emissions laws was widespread knowledge within the diesel-engine group at Volkswagen... read more January 23, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

California Rejects VW Diesel Fix Plan: 'Gaps,' 'Lacks Detail'

It seems owners of Volkswagen diesel cars equipped with illegal "defeat device" software will have to wait longer for a recall to update their cars. The plan submitted by VW... read more January 13, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW Diesel Reality Check: Company, Regulators Still Far Apart On Modifications

It's been months since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that Volkswagen had admitted it installed illegal "defeat device" software on its TDI diesel... read more January 7, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Justice Department, EPA Sue VW Over Diesel Cheating, Billions In Penalties Possible

The U.S. government has now sued Volkswagen over its diesel-emissions cheating. At the request of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice... read more January 5, 2016 by


 
2016 Ram 1500

Chrysler Conundrum: Truck Sales Mean Buying Emission-Credits From Tesla, Toyota, Honda

When it comes to fuel efficiency, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is among the lowest of all U.S. automakers. The company was at the bottom of the most recent Union of... read more December 23, 2015 by


 
U.S. Capitol Building

Budget Bill Cuts EPA Funding, But Keeps Clean Power Plan Intact

Late last week, Congressional leaders reached an agreement on a $1.1 trillion spending bill that would fund the government through September. The negotiations lasted until... read more December 21, 2015 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Golf

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


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Final 2016 Ethanol Rule: Fuel Blenders, Biofuels Interests Unhappy With EPA Numbers

Under the Renewable Fuel Standard passed in 2007, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to set annual targets for amounts of ethanol to be blended with... read more December 2, 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


 
2006 Chevrolet Silverado E85 Handyman Concept

EPA Proposes To Cut Ethanol Requirement For Gasoline

In 2007, Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act, which includes a Renewable Fuel Standard requiring certain amounts of ethanol to be blended into the... read more November 20, 2015 by


 

 
 

 
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