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Volkswagen announced that next January it will begin recalling 8.5 million diesel vehicles in Europe, with repairs to bring the cars back into emission compliance after it was discovered they are over-polluting. The decision came after Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) ordered the company to recall 2.4 million vehicles. According to Arndt Ellinghorst, senior […]

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Turning away from diesels for the moment, Volkswagen is launching its new plug-in, the Passat GTE. This marks the second plug-in for Volkswagen’s European line-up, with the Passat GTE following in the footsteps of the 2015 Golf GTE. But beyond each running a version of a 1.4-liter TSI engine, these siblings each sport a different […]

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European automakers are asking for a five-year extension to meet new emissions guidelines, saying they don’t have the technology ready for 2025’s target goals. The request came through the European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association (ACEA), which asked the governing European Commission for the delay, reported Automotive News Europe. “ACEA is arguing that the car industry needs […]

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Sales figures show that in January, far more plug-in and battery electric vehicles sold in Europe than in the U.S. In Europe, sales of battery electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles for the month totaled more than 9,300 units. This was 40-percent higher than the 6,100 sales that posted in the U.S. And while […]

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Europe is getting a wagon hybrid version of the Toyota’s new Auris. The new, British-built Auris Touring Sports introduces a station wagon body style to Toyota’s Auris range for the first time. Toyota also said it is the first model in its class to offer the choice of a full hybrid powertrain, marking further diversification […]

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