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CO2 Emphasis Thought To Have Boosted Diesel Demand

The UK may implement a cash-for-crushing plan for diesel vehicles as it tries to get a handle on NOx and CO2 emissions.


2.0 TDI Only Needs A Software Update

Volkswagen has approved repairs for its 1.6- and 2.0-liter EA189 diesel engines in Europe, and it expects the recall to begin in January. The 2.0 only needs a software update, but the 1.6 also requires a small amount of new hardware, too.


The US Department of Justice is in the early stages of an investigation into supplier Bosch over its potential role in VW's diesel emissions scandal.


According to a new study from DUH and the ICCT, Renault may have cheated on emissions tests for the Espace diesel minivan, which may produce 25 times the legal limit for noxious emissions.


Audi will submit a software emissions fix for VW Group's 3.0-liter TDI V6 for the approval of the EPA and CARB. The solution could end the automaker's problem with that engine in the US.


Audi will offer A3 TDI owners in the US an identical Goodwill Package as Volkswagen to show appreciation for their patience during this emissions scandal. The participating customers will receive a $500 Visa, a $500 dealer gift card, and three years of 24-hour roadside assistance.


CARB Has 20 Days To Respond

Volkswagen submits recall plan to California Air Resources Board.


Volkswagen announces that it will cut investment next year by eight percent, or one billion euros, while it shepherds cash to pay for the diesel emissions issue.


An Early Preview Of A Big, Plug-In SUV That's Quietly Efficient

We take the Audi Q7 E-Tron 3.0 TDI Quattro for a quiet spin in Spain, looking ahead a few years to the US arrival of this big PHEV.


Number Of Cars Containing Defeat Devices Grows By 75,000

The scope of the Volkswagen diesel scandal continues to grow. In a meeting Thursday, Volkswagen and Audi executives told officials from the Environmental Protection Agency there are more cars that contain defeat devices that circumvent emissions standards.


Volkswagen is meeting with regulators from the EPA and CARB on November 19 and 20 to explain the company's plans for repairs to its diesel engines.


The Daily Kanban reports that 10 to 15 additional cases of automakers cheating on diesel emissions tests will be announced in the coming weeks.


120,000 VW TDI Owners Have Already Signed Up For 'Goodwill Package'

Volkswagen Group of America CEO Michael Horn said during the LA Auto Show that fixing the diesel scandal is VW's 'number one priority.'


Volkswagen has shown an emissions solution for the 1.6-liter TDI engine to federal authorities in Germany. If approved, the recall for the 1.6 liter might still take a year to complete in Germany alone.


Volvo XC90 Takes Home SUV Of The Year

Motor Trend gave its Truck of the Year award for the 2016 Chevy Colorado for the second time in a row, while the 2016 Volvo XC90 was named SUV of the Year.


Angela Merkel's Criticism Raises Questions In VW Diesel Scandal Era

Five years ago, Angela Merkel said California's strict NOx emissions standards hurt sales of German cars.


EU Testing Standards Known To Have More Loopholes Than US

In 2011 meetings, regulatory officials worried about just the sort of thing that VW did to defeat European diesel emissions tests.


EPA May Have Been More Vigilant Than EU

Some European regulators may have known about cheat software as far back as 2011.


2015, 2016 Model Year Light-Duty Vehicles Will Be Targeted

The EPA has been using a 'real-world' testing process primarily for diesel trucks. That's about to change.


Volkswagen wants $21.5 billion in loans as a short-term financial buffer to get through its emissions crisis.


German Automaker Will Recall 17,000 Vehicles

Penalty stems from alleged cheat software in Amarok pickup trucks.

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