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Auto supplier Bosch has rejected lawsuit allegations that it participated in Volkswagen’s decades-long fraud to cover up diesel-engine emissions, calling the claims “wild and unfounded.” Robert Bosch GmbH responded to lawsuits against Volkswagen AG on behalf of U.S. owners of VW diesel cars Monday in a U.S. District Court filing in San Francisco. Attorneys in […]

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Korean automaker Kia is considering putting aside its planned diesel-engine mild hybrid program as emissions regulations become tighter and Volkswagen’s Dieselgate has heightened scrutiny of diesel engines. Albert Biermann, Kia’s performance development chief, told British publication Autocar it’s becoming more difficult to support the development of the more costly diesel engine as emissions regulations become […]

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South Korea is expanding its diesel emissions investigation far beyond Volkswagen, according to a government agency. The nation’s environment ministry started a probe last week of 23 foreign automakers with 110 diesel models sold in that market, said Hong Dong Kon, a director at the ministry. The investigation findings will be released in two-to-three months, […]

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In the future, you may only see electric cars on Dutch roads, as the Netherlands is in the throes of an outright ban of new cars fueled by gasoline or diesel fuel. Pending legislation would permit only zero emission cars powered by either batteries or hydrogen beginning in 2025. The ban initiative, promoted by the […]

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Italy’s antitrust agency slapped Volkswagen with a $5.5 million ($5 million euro) fine over the German automaker’s massive diesel engine-fixing scandal. The antitrust watchdog said the fine related to the marketing in Italy since 2009 of vehicles equipped with the 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engines with unauthorized software that tricked pollution tests. The software device switched […]

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A U.S. Navy ship is being powered by 100-percent renewable diesel fuel – the first of its kind, according to the fuel makers. The Self Defense Test Ship last week completed the trial run powered by a renewable diesel fuel called ReadiDiesel. The alternative fuel is being produced by fuel makers Applied Research Associates and […]

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U.S. officials have discovered three new unapproved software programs that allows cheating of pollution controls on Volkswagen’s 3.0-liter diesel engines made by Audi Reuters is reporting. The news originated from German news weekly Bild am Sonntag, which did not reveal its source for the information. The engine is made by Volkswagen Group’s Audi division and […]

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Rolling out its Compact Modular Architecture in the new T5 Twin Engine plug-in hybrid powertrain will be a clean alternative to diesel vehicles, Volvo says. The T5 Twin Engine will be used for the first time in the new plug-in hybrid XC40 compact SUV set for a 2017 launch. It will offer better emission results […]

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Volkswagen is trying to avoid buying back as many as 475,000 diesel cars. Reuters reports that Volkswagen and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) plans to test hardware and software that could help the German automaker avoid buying back nearly half-a-million vehicles in the U.S. According to Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols, the agency […]

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Chevrolet is going to try to take advantage of Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal with its revised diesel-powered Cruze. Speaking with Automotive News, GM’s vice president of global propulsion systems, Dan Nicholson, outlined Chevy’s plan to go after customers put off by Volkswagen’s diesel emissions cheating. “There are a lot of diesel intenders and diesel-loyal people […]

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