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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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Mercedes-Benz has ceased efforts to gain U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certification needed to sell 2017 model year diesel cars. While only accounting for a small percentage of U.S. sales in the past, the company is still considering seeking certification and selling diesel cars in the future. “We constantly review our portfolio offerings and make adjustments […]

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Toyota is proving that its new hydrogen fuel-cell powered big rig is not only clean, but also powerful. The brand released video footage of its new truck, called Project Portal, drag racing a standard diesel-powered semi, both loaded to 35,000 pounds. As you can see in the video, it’s not even close, with Project Portal […]

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One person managed to capture video using a drone showing how many cars Volkswagen has bought back. It was reported last week that the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan had become a storing site for cheating diesels that Volkswagen has purchased from owners, and now we have a sense of just how many vehicles are sitting […]

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All those cheating diesel vehicles have to go somewhere. As a result of its massive TDI diesel scandal, Volkswagen has been buying back numerous vehicles from owners and storing them at various locations. One of those locations is the now defunct Pontiac Silverdome, which was once the home of the Detroit Lions. The Silverdome first […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles revealed that it has received subpoenas from federal and state authorities over alleged cover up of diesel emissions in some of its vehicles. In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Tuesday, FCA reported that agencies such as SEC and U.S. Department of Justice have delivered subpoenas to the automaker. The company […]

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General Motors will be offering 10 Chevrolet and GMC vehicles by 2018 with diesel engines as it seeks to fill a gap left vacated by VW’s emissions cheating scandal. Meeting increasing federal fuel economy and emissions standards has also motivated GM to stay in the diesel engine category. The company sold 757,000 diesel vehicles worldwide […]

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The 2017 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Sedan has been officially rated by the EPA to get 52 mpg on the highway. To put that into perspective, the Toyota Prius gets a combined rating of 52 mpg. Chevrolet says the Cruze Diesel’s fuel economy is “the highest highway fuel economy of any non-hybrid/non-EV in America” when equipped […]

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In his first public appearance since the TDI scandal broke in September 2015, Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of the Volkswagen Group, maintained that he had no knowledge of emissions cheating before the company admitted to it. According VW, the top brass were informed of diesel emissions manipulation in August of 2015, and told the world […]

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General Motors is adding to its list of B20-capable vehicles for fleet, commercial and retail customers interested in cleaner, diesel-powered vehicles. During the National Biodiesel Conference, John Schwegman, director of commercial product and medium duty for GM Fleet, announced GM will add the B20-capable cars and crossovers, and offer the industry’s most expansive lineup of […]

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