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Volkswagen may see its recovery costs from the diesel car emissions scandal climb higher from a potential class-action lawsuit filed in Germany. German lawyers for U.S. law firm Hausfeld have filed the suit for one car owner that’s been designed to follow what’s worked in U.S. courtrooms, according to Jan-Eike Andresen of legal-tech website My-Right.de. […]

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European Union rules strengthening on-road vehicle emissions tests are being backed by EU-member nations. The new standards expand testing to include ultrafine particles emitted from a new generation of gasoline direct-engine systems. These ultrafine particles cause thousands of early deaths, according to EU data. Previous EU testing procedures had been discredited by the Volkswagen diesel […]

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California’s Air Resources Board has presented a list of options on how Volkswagen can spend $800 million as part of the recovery from its diesel emissions cheating scandal. The wish list came via a presentation on its website Thursday showing how the automaker can spend the $800 million share out of a total $14.7 billion […]

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Daimler says it hasn’t decided to stop selling diesel-powered Mercedes-Benz models in the U.S., despite a report from a German magazine saying otherwise. Reuters said today that Mercedes’ parent company Daimler denied a report from weekly magazine Der Spiegel, which had said the carmaker would cease to sell such cars next year. “There is currently […]

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After years of moving away from larger engines in favor of smaller displacements, fewer cylinders, and in cases turbocharging, on-the-road emissions tests to begin in Europe next year are causing automakers to reverse direction. Why? On-the-road emission tests expose real-world emissions better than do easygoing lab tests on dynamometers which have fluffed up CO2 scores […]

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Volkswagen AG received a preliminary go-ahead from a federal court on Tuesday for a $14.7 billion settlement on the diesel emissions-cheating scandal. U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco issued a preliminary decision affecting car owners, the U.S. government, and 44 states. The total will go up to $15.3 billion if VW’s $603 […]

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Volkswagen will be suspending sales of most if its models in South Korea starting July 25 (today), as pressure mounts for the German automaker over its falsified emissions reporting. VW is preparing for an environment ministry review this month or in early August on whether to revoke certification of the 32 vehicle types offered for […]

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Volkswagen Group’s $15.3 billion settlement with the U.S. government and vehicle recall still won’t be enough to comply with clean-air laws, or to satisfy clean-air advocates. The settlement reached on June 28 with the federal government acknowledges that the oldest 2.0-liter diesel engine cars covered by the case – including Jetta, Golf, and Beetle models […]

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A government official says that it would be best if all new cars sold in Germany were emissions free by 2030 to help meet pollution reduction goals. Rainer Baake, State Secretary of Germany’s Ministry of Economy and Energy, says that Germany’s pledge to cut carbon dioxide output by 80 percent to 95 percent by 2050 […]

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Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller addressed difficult issues today during VW’s annual press conference. During the press conference that the embattled automaker had put off for weeks, Mueller asked for more time and patience as the automaker works through its diesel emissions reporting scandal in a “year of transition.” Mueller spoke on a white stage at […]

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