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The Volkswagen Group may be working on resolving its massive diesel scandal, but it isn’t doing so quietly. In a court filing, the Volkswagen Group argues that the fines levied against it in the U.S. are excessive, although it remains fully committed to settling the government’s claims. The German automaker presented its response because the […]

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Volkswagen is nearing a fix for its affected 3.0-liter V6 diesel engines. According to a recent Bloomberg report, Volkswagen’s proposed fix for its V6 oil burners will use a new catalytic converter along with a software patch. No final decision however has been reached between Volkswagen and U.S. regulators. The issue affects about 85,000 vehicles […]

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Automotive analysts think that Germany may be increasing electric vehicle incentives to create a large EV market and to move beyond Volkswagen’s ‘Dieselgate’ scandal. Frost & Sullivan analysts say that German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s agreement last week to invest 1.2 billion euros ($1.4 billion) of taxpayers’ money into promoting EVs is connected to the VW […]

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Daimler has hired auditing firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu to help with an internal investigation into its diesel-engine emissions technology requested by the U.S. Department of Justice, the automaker said. Daimler is working with the DOJ and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to avert a crisis spurred by the EPA’s investigation into Volkswagen’s “defeat device” software that […]

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BMW has announced a new quad-turbocharged, diesel six-cylinder engine. The new oil burner was introduced at the 2016 Vienna Engine Symposium with the German automaker confirming that it will be its top-of-the-line diesel offering. The new engine will be used in the 750d xDrive with other models to follow, generating 394 horsepower and 561 pound-feet […]

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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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