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Ford has revealed its all-new EcoBlue diesel engine, saying that it is cleaner and more efficient than its predecessor. The new 2.0-liter EcoBlue is taking over from the 2.2-liter Duratorq powerplant, and Ford says that fuel efficiency has been improved by 13 percent thanks to a new crankshaft, camshaft and belt-in-oil system. A new turbocharger […]

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Fiat may be added to the list of automakers the German government is investigating for possible false reporting on diesel emissions. German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported that German regulators are investigating the emissions of a Fiat model equipped with a diesel engine. That investigation is based on suspicion that Fiat may be evading emissions […]

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A scathing new study has been released suggesting that 97 percent of all modern diesel-powered cars fail to meet emissions standards when subjected to real-world testing. The data, which comes from the EQUA Air Quality Index‘s Real-World Vehicle Emissions Ratings Programme, suggests that most diesel cars pollute by emitting more toxic NOx than is legally […]

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Mercedes, Audi, Opel, Volkswagen and Porsche have announced a recall action that will see 630,000 vehicles brought in to fix their emissions management software. The German government found the emissions discrepancies after a broad range of tests were ordered following the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal. While many vehicles were found to be polluting too much, […]

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A framework deal to buy back nearly half a million 2.0-liter diesel vehicles equipped with cheating devices has been reached between Volkswagen AG and U.S. officials. According to Reuters, this settlement still in process of the so-called Dieselgate scandal revealed last September would include TDI versions of the VW Jetta, Golf, and Audi A3. Not […]

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Volkswagen doesn’t think that a trial will be needed this summer to settle damages over its cheating diesels in the U.S. Volkswagen has a court hearing set for Thursday, and in an agenda for the meeting, Volkswagen says that it does “not believe” that an expedited trial is going to be necessary once the judge […]

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Audi reportedly developed the defeat device Volkswagen used with its diesel engines to pass emissions tests. According to German newspaper Handelsblatt, Audi created the software that turned off certain engine functions in 1999, but never used it on its own vehicles. The report, which cited industry and company sources, added that Volkswagen engineers started to […]

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Daimler is now facing a “defeat device” class-action lawsuit similar to what fellow German automaker Volkswagen has been struggling with recently. Owners of Mercedes-Benz diesel cars have filed a new class-action lawsuit in a New Jersey federal district court. Law firm Hagens Berman, which had already filed a complaint in February and is now representing […]

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Volkswagen AG is being sued by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for falsely advertising its diesel engines as clean when they were actually spewing excess pollution into the atmosphere. The suit was filed at the U.S. District Court in San Francisco, claiming that “billions of dollars” in injuries have been the result of this […]

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Volkswagen and the EPA have until April 21 to reach a diesel emissions fix that will cover around 580,000 affected vehicles in the U.S. U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer along with lawyers for the Justice Department and Volkswagen said at a court hearing in San Francisco that progress has been made during negotiations, but issues […]

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