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German officials were surprised to see how many diesel cars that it tested showed extremely high CO2 emissions. A German government committee has asked for further tests on 30 cars it says have “inexplicably high” CO2 emissions. Testing in Germany for diesel cars with defeat-device software began with Volkswagen Group admitted to manipulating engine management […]

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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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Biofuels are better than electrified vehicles for hitting carbon reduction targets, according to a study commissioned by automakers and oil companies. “Integrated Fuels and Vehicles Roadmap 2030 and Beyond” is a new 138-page study that’s biased toward biofuels as the European Union creates new fuel efficiency and emissions targets for 2025 to 2030. The EU […]

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In the wake of the Volkswagen and Mitsubishi emissions reporting scandals, regulators around the world are getting tougher on automakers with China leading the way, says Ford CEO Mark Fields. China will be the most stringent about transparent compliance with fuel economy and greenhouse gas reporting by automakers “given some of the societal factors around […]

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Geek Squad is switching its “Geekmobile” over to the Toyota Prius c hybrid from the Volkswagen Beetle. While Best Buy’s tech support arm has been using the Beetle as its Geekmobile since 2004, it says switching over to the Prius c is part of refreshing its brand image. The company is bringing in more than […]

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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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We’ve already seen stories from General Motors that its Cruze Diesel intended to take market share from Volkswagen has the goods when it comes to beating the 46 mpg highway rating the EPA gives the Cruze. On Saturday, an independent road trip was documented by GM Inside News effectively saying more of the same: Alex […]

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