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Certain global automakers are said to be anxiously awaiting a pending report that sources say will out them as diesel emission cheaters – and in cases they have been more sophisticated than already exposed Volkswagen. According to the Daily Kanban, the tightly knit auto industry has heard rumblings for a while now that cheating in […]

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Volkswagen isn’t the only automaker now under investigation for possibly cheating on diesel emissions tests. German car regulators have announced that they will expand their investigation into suspected diesel emissions manipulation to more than 50 models from various automakers including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota. The Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) regulator has said that […]

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In addition to Volkswagen and Audi, diesels by five other carmakers have been found to produce more NOx in the real world than in laboratory settings. The assessment, as reported by The Guardian, was performed by the U.K.-based Emissions Analytics. Using Euro 5 and Euro 6 European emission standards, the firm showed that only than […]

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When Volkswagen finally recalls its diesel vehicles, owners may be in for a surprise once they get their vehicles “fixed.” And the surprise isn’t the good kind either. Consumer Reports decided to see just how much performance is impacted when diesel-powered Volkswagen vehicles are in their “cheat mode” by putting a 2011 Jetta Sportwagen TDI […]

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The recent Volkswagen Group emissions scandal has so far focused on the company’s 2.0-liter diesel engines, but may soon broaden to encompass more engines, and more vehicles. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Resource Air Board (CARB) separately announced plans to expand testing to Volkswagen’s 3.0-liter engines. Models offering this 6-cylinder engine include […]

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A first-of-its-kind study examining the efficacy of post-2007 diesel emissions control technologies meeting federal regulations has found zero incidence of cancerous lung tumors in rats subjected to diesel exhaust. The implications of the Advanced Collaborative Emissions Study (ACES) by the Health Effects Institute (HEI) are that humans have much less to worry about with new […]

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