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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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Just in case you’re not tired of all the diesel news coming out this year, here’s one more oily tidbit: the upcoming diesel version of the Chevrolet Cruze is rumored to net a 50 mpg rating by the EPA. The report comes from Automotive News, which cornered GM product development chief Mark Reuss and Chevrolet […]

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Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board issued notices of violation to Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles for alleged software that increases air pollution on certain Jeep and Ram diesel vehicles. The EPA and CARB accused the manufacturer of not disclosing emission control software that it is legally required to, saying the software adversely […]

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Volkswagen was surprised to find out one of its U.S. executives had been arrested on Saturday on charges of defrauding the U.S. government on diesel car emissions. Oliver Schmidt had headed VW’s regulatory compliance office in the U.S. from 2014 to March 2015. He was arrested in Florida on conspiracy charges for fraudulent reporting of […]

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Yesterday, kicking off the Detroit auto show a day early, Ford took the wraps off the updated 2018 F-150 half-ton pickup truck that will offer a 3.0-liter Power Stroke diesel engine option. The new engine, called the Lion, will be a variant of the 3.0-liter diesels Ford builds for Land Rover and Jaguar vehicles that […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and engine supplier Cummins have been hit with a second lawsuit alleging diesel emissions fraud similar to one filed last month. The class-action lawsuit was filed Friday at U.S. District Court in Detroit claiming FCA used “defeat devices” to cheat emissions testing on its larger Ram diesel pickups. FCA US was sued […]

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Patience and persistence have paid off for Toyota’s hybrid sales in Europe. Toyota Motor Corp. had taken a slow and steady approach to marketing its hybrid vehicles in a region that, not long ago, was more than half diesel vehicles in industrywide sales. In more than a year since Volkswagen’s “Dieselgate” scandal broke, Toyota is […]

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Volkswagen AG yesterday agreed to a $1 billion settlement to fix or buy back 80,000 polluting 3.0-liter V-6 diesel vehicles in another, but not the last, step to put its diesel emissions scandal behind it. The affected vehicles include models from Audi, Porsche and Volkswagen that were equipped with software to cheat U.S. emission standards. […]

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German auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH has been silent about its role in Volkswagen diesel emissions cheating, but may be settling a lawsuit for more than $300 million with U.S. owners. The disclosure comes from a reportedly informed confidential source, as the outcome of a 2015 suit by VW owners claiming it helped design VW’s […]

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