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Automotive executives and German government officials have reached agreement on software upgrades that could resolve the diesel emissions cheating scandal. Engine software updates on about 9 million diesel cars in Germany will cost automakers nearly 2 billion euros ($2.33 billion), coming out to about 100 euros ($116.77) per car. The software updates would mean the […]

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Throughout the entirety of Volkswagen’s diesel emission scandal, the automaker has changed its tune on several occasions. After evading scrutiny from regulators for years, it finally admitted to installing illegal defeat devices designed to fool U.S. emission testing in late 2015. However, it assured the public that no high-ranking executive had complete knowledge of the […]

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Germany moving to reduce pollution from diesel vehicles and to make emissions testing more realistic as regulatory pressure mounts. The transport ministry spoke Monday with automakers on updating engine management software to reduce emissions from up to 12 million diesel vehicles in Germany. On Tuesday, the transport and environment ministries launched a “national diesel forum” […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles revealed that it has received subpoenas from federal and state authorities over alleged cover up of diesel emissions in some of its vehicles. In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Tuesday, FCA reported that agencies such as SEC and U.S. Department of Justice have delivered subpoenas to the automaker. The company […]

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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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