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Daimler has hired auditing firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu to help with an internal investigation into its diesel-engine emissions technology requested by the U.S. Department of Justice, the automaker said. Daimler is working with the DOJ and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to avert a crisis spurred by the EPA’s investigation into Volkswagen’s “defeat device” software that […]

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Following admission of more than two decades of misreported mpg data to Japanese authorities, the U.S. EPA says the company’s cars sold stateside are being scrutinized. “EPA has instructed Mitsubishi to provide additional information regarding their U.S. vehicles,” said the agency today in response to a query by HybridCars.com. “The agency will also be directing […]

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Volkswagen may have a settlement with government agencies, but might be continuing to lose car buyers with environmental concerns. The Sierra Club has just issued a statement attacking the proposed VW settlement. The environmental group took the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board to task for giving VW an easy way out. […]

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A framework deal to buy back nearly half a million 2.0-liter diesel vehicles equipped with cheating devices has been reached between Volkswagen AG and U.S. officials. According to Reuters, this settlement still in process of the so-called Dieselgate scandal revealed last September would include TDI versions of the VW Jetta, Golf, and Audi A3. Not […]

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The average of window stickers from cars, SUVs, vans, and pickup trucks bought last month in the U.S. was 25.3 mpg, and February’s revised value was exactly the same. This update comes via Dr. Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle, director and project manager respectively of the University of Michigan’s department of Sustainable Worldwide Transportation at […]

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It seems like the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may have spoiled a secret for Nissan. The U.S. government body has released official fuel economy ratings for the 2016 Nissan Murano Hybrid in both all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive form, nearly confirming that Nissan will be selling the electrified crossover in the U.S. Powering the Murano […]

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has requested information from Mercedes-Benz about the emissions from some of its vehicles. The request comes as a result of a class-action lawsuit filed by law firm Hagens Berman earlier this month in the New Jersey District Court. The lawsuit alleges that the German automaker is deceiving its customers […]

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The fallout from the Volkswagen Group’s diesel scandal continues. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg has stepped down as member of the board of management for technical development at Audi after serving 30 years with the company. Hackenberg began his career at the Institute for Motor Transport in 1978 after graduating in mechanical engineering at Aachen RWTH University. […]

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No doubt you’ve heard the saying “your mileage may vary” and for electrified vehicles, this caveat on efficiency can be especially true. This view comes straight from the U.S. EPA which says it is normal for hybrids to deviate by more than 30 percent from official window sticker ratings. SEE ALSO: Seven Ways To Save […]

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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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