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Pricing for the new Chevrolet Cruze diesel has been announced with the car starting at $24,670. That base price nets you a Cruze sedan with a six-speed manual, while bumping up to the nine-speed automatic pushes the price up to $26,270. To get the diesel engine, the Cruze must be at least an LT trim […]

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Electrified commercial trucks will see 10-fold growth through the next decade, according to a new study. Navigant Research says that growing awareness of better air quality and stricter emissions targets will drive fleets to transition over to electrified trucks and away from diesel through 2026. While diesel trucks have gotten cleaner through incremental technology improvements, […]

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South Korea is continuing its crackdown on Volkswagen over the diesel emissions cheating scandal, and yesterday filed criminal complaints and a record high fine for false advertising. The government said it will also be filing criminal complaints against five former and current executives at the German automaker’s South Korea division for their part in the […]

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California’s Air Resources Board has presented a list of options on how Volkswagen can spend $800 million as part of the recovery from its diesel emissions cheating scandal. The wish list came via a presentation on its website Thursday showing how the automaker can spend the $800 million share out of a total $14.7 billion […]

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Daimler says it hasn’t decided to stop selling diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz models in the U.S., despite a report from a German magazine saying otherwise. Reuters said today that Mercedes’ parent company Daimler denied a report from weekly magazine Der Spiegel, which had said the carmaker would cease to sell such cars next year. “There is currently […]

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This week Volkswagen revealed a new strategy to overcome its dieselgate woes: discontinue sales of diesel cars in the U.S and start production of battery electric vehicles in North America in 2021. The diesel news was first reported by European business daily Handelsblat, and was followed by a VW press release stating that the German […]

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Volkswagen has the potential to earn revenue from the $2 billion the automaker is required to spend on zero-emission vehicle projects in the diesel emissions settlement, a federal agency official said. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enforcement chief Cynthia Giles said “nothing” in the consent decree prohibits VW “from obtaining revenue” from projects that receive that […]

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German automaker Mercedes-Benz is questioning whether it should continue offering diesel-powered vehicles in America as the demand for diesels in the U.S. continues to slide downward. Speaking with Automotive News at last week’s auto show in Los Angeles, Matthias Luehrs, Vice President of Sales and Product Management for Mercedes-Benz, said his company is conducting market […]

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Mazda’s long-delayed plan to bring fuel efficient, green cars to the U.S. beyond gasoline-powered models with Skyactiv is finally seeing the light of day. After four years of postponements, Mazda Motor Corp. announced will be bringing diesel vehicles to the U.S., which will be followed by an all-electric vehicle launch in 2019 and a plug-in […]

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) discovered cheating software on popular Audi models that were rigged to produce lower CO2 emissions implicated in global warming during lab testing than in normal driving. The device was installed on thousands of Audi A6 and A8 sedans and Q5 sport-utility vehicles that are equipped with the AL 551 […]

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