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Chevrolet has just announced the EPA highway rating for the 2018 Equinox diesel, and a nearly 40 mpg rating puts it at the top of the class. The 1.6L turbo diesel in the Equinox is rated to get 39 mpg highway with front-wheel drive. That makes it the current highway mileage SUV leader, topping the […]

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The United Kingdom is following France’s lead with a ban on the sale of vehicles powered by gasoline and diesel by 2040. Internal pressures have been mounting as well, with the British government having lost legal cases filed by campaign groups. The national government has been taking measures along the way, including a May proposal […]

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With Volkswagen’s emission crisis winding down since it erupted Sept. 2015, Daimler AG is taking center stage as the next automaker to potentially face serious hardship for dastardly diesel misdeeds. For the last few months, investigators from the United States and Germany have begun suspecting that Mercedes-Benz equipped its vehicles with defeat devices similar to […]

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is ready to go “very aggressively” after automakers who’ve cheated on diesel emissions rules as did Volkswagen AG. While being known for fighting the EPA in recent years, Pruitt said in interview that he’s quite serious about enforcing rules that VW admitted breaking in September 2015. Most recently, […]

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Germany moving to reduce pollution from diesel vehicles and to make emissions testing more realistic as regulatory pressure mounts. The transport ministry spoke Monday with automakers on updating engine management software to reduce emissions from up to 12 million diesel vehicles in Germany. On Tuesday, the transport and environment ministries launched a “national diesel forum” […]

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California Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign a state budget that will include Volkswagen “dirty diesel” settlement funds to be directed to disadvantaged communities. It’s part of the $2 billion settlement in which $800 million will go the California for VW’s Electrify America program supporting zero emission vehicle adoption and increasing charging and hydrogen […]

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With the vehicles now fixed and supply limited, demand for vehicles affected by Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal is proving to be strong. Volkswagen was unable to sell the vehicles with its “Generation 3” 2.0-liter diesel engines until it introduced a software fix to bring vehicles within compliance of U.S. emissions laws. It did just that […]

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General Motors has been hit with a class-action lawsuit claiming defeat devices had been placed in hundreds of thousands of its diesel trucks. The class action suit was filed Thursday in the Detroit federal district court on behalf of owners and lessees of more than 705,000 Duramax-engined GMC and Chevy trucks. It asserts GM cheated […]

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The California Air Resources Board this week issued a letter to Volkswagen Group asking it to provide more details on the zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure it plans to implement across the United States between 2018 and 2020. CARB’s concern is over VW’s $800 million commitment to California to build out ZEV-related investments over 10 years […]

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German prosecutors have raided Daimler’s offices in Germany. The parent company of Mercedes-Benz is under investigation for possible fraud related to false advertising and the possible manipulation of exhaust-gas aftertreatment in its diesel cars. Reuters reports the Stuttgart prosecutor’s office said 23 prosecutors and around 230 employees, including police and state criminal authorities, were involved […]

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