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Consumer Reports is giving consumers fuel economy numbers for HD trucks, and is lobbying Congress to do the same. Light-duty trucks, the 150 and 1500 sizes known as half-tons, tear up the sales charts every year, and the companies that make them are adding smaller engines, more gears, turbos, and even diesels to try and improve […]

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the latest European leader to call for the death of the internal combustion engine. In an interview with German magazine Superillu, Merkel suggested that a ban on the internal combustion engine was on the way, agreeing with the UK and France who have already called for stopping sales of new […]

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Chevrolet has just announced the EPA highway rating for the 2018 Equinox diesel, and a nearly 40 mpg rating puts it at the top of the class. The 1.6L turbo diesel in the Equinox is rated to get 39 mpg highway with front-wheel drive. That makes it the current highway mileage SUV leader, topping the […]

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The fix is in for another 326,000 Volkswagen and Audi diesels with 2.0L TDI engines. The EPA and the California Air Resources Board, along with Volkswagen, announced the approval of the fix earlier today. It covers “Generation One” models, which include 2009-2014 Jetta and Jetta SportWagen models, 2010-2014 Golfs, 2013 and 2014 Beetles and 2010-2013 […]

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Oliver Schmidt, former top executive at Volkswagen’s environmental and engineering center in Michigan, is ready to plead guilty in a U.S. District Court in Detroit next month.

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With Volkswagen’s emission crisis winding down since it erupted Sept. 2015, Daimler AG is taking center stage as the next automaker to potentially face serious hardship for dastardly diesel misdeeds. For the last few months, investigators from the United States and Germany have begun suspecting that Mercedes-Benz equipped its vehicles with defeat devices similar to […]

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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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The HybridCars.com monthly sales Dashboard is a collaboration of HybridCars.com and Baum & Associates, a Michigan-based market research firm focusing on automotive issues including the hybrid and electric vehicle market. Overall sales for June were down from a year ago and from May. This trend is likely to continue although the overall decline is relatively […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first began to suspect Fiat Chrysler of using an illegal emissions control device on its EcoDiesel V6 engine back in 2015, it has been revealed. According to emails obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, EPA regulators first approached FCA about its alleged use of an emissions control device in […]

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With the vehicles now fixed and supply limited, demand for vehicles affected by Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal is proving to be strong. Volkswagen was unable to sell the vehicles with its “Generation 3” 2.0-liter diesel engines until it introduced a software fix to bring vehicles within compliance of U.S. emissions laws. It did just that […]

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