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Volkswagen is expected to offer generous compensation packages for the owners affected by its diesel scandal. Although the German automaker has not determined whether vehicle owners will receive cash, car buy-backs, repairs or replacement vehicles, Kenneth Feinberg, the attorney VW hired to oversee the claims process, believes an overwhelming majority will accept the eventual compensation […]

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The Volkswagen dieselgate scandal is going beyond just affecting the public’s perception of the automaker. In a recent survey conducted by Autolist, it has been revealed that public trust in the automotive industry has dropped 12 percent as a result of Volkswagen admitting that it cheated on EPA diesel emissions tests. A total of 2,387 […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) confirmed that the Jeep Wrangler will be offered with a diesel engine, a hybrid powertrain and as a pickup truck. FCA made the announcement during its 2014-2018 business plan update, which revised some of the initial plans laid out back in 2014. The brand has confirmed that the next-generation Jeep Wrangler, […]

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Renault is hoping to avoid a Volkswagen-type diesel scandal. The French automaker’s vehicles aren’t sold in North America, but the Renault Captur is being recalled in Europe to fix pollution-control systems on 15,800 affected units. In addition, about 700,000 vehicles will have a voluntary emissions-system update. For now, the recall is limited to the 110-horsepower […]

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has rejected Volkswagen’s proposed diesel fix. The state said that the German automaker’s proposed fix was not adequate or fast enough, and that it would continue its investigation in addition to talks with Volkswagen to find a reasonable fix. No immediate penalties were assessed by California regulators but it […]

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Continental CEO Elmar Degenhart believes the Volkswagen diesel scandal will kill the market for diesel cars in certain countries. He recently told German newspaper Boersen-Zeitung that in his view, “The diesel passenger car could sooner or later disappear from these markets,” referring to North America, Japan and China. In those areas, diesels only have a […]

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Volkswagen has announced that authorities have approved its proposed fix for about 8.5 million diesel engines in Europe. Approval by Germany’s KBA motor transport authority has been granted and will extend across the European Union’s 28 national markets. The fixes apply to the 1.2, 1.6 and 2.0-liter diesel engines, which will all receive a software […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is spending $40 million to convert its Detroit-based fleet of heavy-duty trucks from diesel to compressed natural gas (CNG). Steve Beahm, FCA’s senior vice president of supply chain management, said moving to natural gas-powered trucks will provide both economical and environmental benefits. “Our transition to CNG reflects the way FCA US […]

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Since the September Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal, mass-market diesel car sales are about nil, and what was a quiet din of selling activity at best of times is now nearly silent. Last month excluding diesel pickups and trucks, the 2,798 total sales of 28 U.S. market diesel passenger vehicles did not outnumber an estimated 3,100 […]

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While this site normally covers alternative-energy cars, noteworthy is Volkswagen’s overall sales dropped nearly 25 percent last month as the effects of its diesel cheating scandal take hold. The German automaker announced that it sold 23,882 units in November 2015, a noticeable difference compared to last year’s November sales that tallied up 31,725 units sold. […]

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