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Volkswagen Group says it will have to sell about one million battery electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles per year by 2025 to meet tough carbon dioxide emissions standards in major markets around the world. That one million vehicle figure comes from a forecast VW has made on regions of the world enacting more requirements, […]

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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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Three Volkswagen dealers owned by Illinois-based Napleton Automotive Group have filed a lawsuit against the automaker alleging damages caused by the VW diesel emissions scandal. The suit circumvents efforts made by a VW dealer council to work directly with Volkswagen AG to avoid dealer lawsuits, according to Automotive News. The lawsuit filed by Seattle-based law […]

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Volkswagen has hired attorney Kenneth Feinberg, the same man who was responsible for handling the GM ignition switch compensation fund. Feinberg will be in charge of designing and administering an independent claims resolution program for the German automaker’s recent TDI scandal. Volkswagen is turning to Feinberg’s expertise and believes the veteran attorney will develop an […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined the 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine used by Volkswagen is also equipped with a defeat device. Over 10,000 vehicles in the U.S. have been found to use illegal software on their V6 diesel engines, adding onto the number of Volkswagen and Audi vehicles equipped with the illegal 2.0-liter […]

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Conventional gas and diesel cars will decline over the next three decades, and hybrids, plug-in cars and fuel cell vehicles will inevitably take over. This was the essence of statements by Senior Managing Officer Kiyotaka Ise who said the Japanese company foresees massive market shifts through the year 2050 at which time its sales of […]

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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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Volkswagen and its TDI diesel engines could be responsible for nearly one-million tons of extra pollution per year. Now that it has been outed that Volkswagen rigged diesel emissions tests on 11-million cars, an analysis by The Guardian suggests those vehicles may be responsible for nearly one-million extra tons of air pollution annually. The report […]

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Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it would begin on-road emissions testing of new and used vehicles. The changes come on the heels of a similar move in Europe in response to Volkswagen’s disclosure it had installed software to detect emissions testing and put the car in a model to let them pass. EPA […]

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