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Volkswagen AG received a preliminary go-ahead from a federal court on Tuesday for a $14.7 billion settlement on the diesel emissions-cheating scandal. U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco issued a preliminary decision affecting car owners, the U.S. government, and 44 states. The total will go up to $15.3 billion if VW’s $603 […]

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Mazda isn’t letting Volkswagen’s massive Dieselgate scandal hamper its plans to bring diesel engines to North America. The Japanese automaker has been working on bringing its diesel engines to the U.S. for the majority of this decade, but has been delayed numerous times, leading many to believe it would never happen. But in an interview […]

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An Indian court has banned older diesel cars from the streets of capital city New Delhi. New Green Tribunal, India top environmental court, has ordered New Delhi officials to immediately cancel registrations of diesel cars manufactured 10 or more years ago. The sudden decision seems to emanate from increasing concern over the harmful impact of […]

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In the aftermath of the massive diesel scandal, Volkswagen has confirmed it will no longer push diesel vehicles in the U.S. It’s not a huge surprise considering the fallout from cheating on diesel emissions tests, having to spend more than $15-billion in buybacks, compensation to customers, fines and investing into environmental projects. Speaking to Automotive […]

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With the Volkswagen Group focusing on electrification in the wake of the last year’s Dieselgate scandal, it should come as no shock that Audi is doing the same. The luxury brand will look to boost sales of EVs so that they make up about a quarter of the brand’s sales by 2025. SEE ALSO: Veteran […]

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Volkswagen Group’s $15.3 billion settlement with the U.S. government and vehicle recall still won’t be enough to comply with clean-air laws, or to satisfy clean-air advocates. The settlement reached on June 28 with the federal government acknowledges that the oldest 2.0-liter diesel engine cars covered by the case – including Jetta, Golf, and Beetle models […]

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Despite a previous settlement with U.S. authorities, VW is facing suits from U.S. states over the environmental damage caused by its illegally polluting vehicles. The German automaker is now facing legal action by three states related to the diesel scandal in which VW was found to have installed defeat devices in its diesel vehicles in […]

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Volkswagen’s massive diesel scandal is affecting other automakers. BMW has confirmed that the automaker’s 2017 diesel lineup is being delayed due to extra scrutiny from federal agencies. “In light of recent events, agencies are taking longer to certify diesel models for the US,” said BMW spokesperson Hector Arellano-Belloc, “but there has been no indication that […]

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) says Volkswagen’s proposed plan to fix 3.0-liter diesels is not good enough. Regulators in California have called on Volkswagen to come up with a better fix for 16,000 cars with 3.0-liter diesel engines which were illegally fitted with defeat devices to cheat emissions tests. Those include models from the […]

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Volkswagen received some good news and some bad news regarding its tainted Dieselgate scandal. The good news: Germany won’t fine the automaker for its cheating diesel device. The bad news: A consumer group in Europe says VW’s technical software fix spews out 25 percent more NOx after the removal of the defeat-device software. NOx (nitrogen […]

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