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Toyota will recall 1.6 million vehicles in Japan and Europe to replace their passenger-side Takata airbag inflators, but the problem doesn't affect vehicles sold in the US.


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.


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.


Shuttle Service Starting Spring 2016

French company NAVYA will begin using two fully autonomous ARMA buses on a public bus route in Sion, Switzerland next Spring.


Looks Like Solar Roofs Continue To Be The Better Alternative

Ribbon of solar-paneled bike path is indeed generating some electricity, but not enough to justify the investment.


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.


Volkswagen admits that over 430,000 of its vehicles in Europe with inaccurate CO2 emissions ratings come from the 2016 model year.


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.


GM's global powertrain boss wants to lobby for global emissions rules unification in his role as the president of an international auto engineers society.


Batteries Power System For 25-Mile Route

Companies collaborate on light-rail system that charges without any overhead wires.


Yes, Alfa Romeo delayed the Giulia. Yes, it'll likely impact the company's US return. Yes, it's probably safer to bet on the Cubs to win it all in 2016 than Alfa to return.


The First Production SP:01 Has Rolled Off The Line

Detroit Electric has been promising vehicle production for some years now. With its first Lotus-based SP:01 rolling off its UK factory floor, it can now claim Job One.


And George Clooney Is A Shareholder of Benelos Clean Power

Belenos Clean Power is said to make lighter, cheaper batteries, which is a good thing following this diesel scandal.


VW may recall 100,000 diesel vehicles in India. In Switzerland, there have been 600 criminal complaints against the whole illegal software issue.


Company Maintains Clean-Diesel Record

French automaker says it will institute "real world" fuel-economy testing as soon as next year.


No Meager Temporary Bans Or Congestion Fees For This City

Norway's capital may stop pretty much anyone from driving into the center of the city by 2019.


Volkswagen is now looking at earlier examples of the EA 288 engine in Europe to see if they cheat emissions, but newer examples do not. These diesels are already part of VW's stop-sale in the US.


Europe will still only get about 100 of the hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles per year.


Spanish Prosecutors Call For Probe Of VW For Fraud

Legal investigations into the VW diesel scandal continue in Europe, where French police have raided company offices.


Opel is offering customer racing teams the new Astra TCR, packing a 330-horsepower turbo four and lots of competition equipment for $100k.


Audi rolls out a special edition A5 DTM for Germany with a TDI engine, sporty trim, and no known cheating issues.

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