Investigators in Germany have searched Volkswagen's headquarters in Wolfsburg and confiscated documents to better understand the automaker's diesel scandal.
An alleged car thief in Australia ran out of road and eventually land while running from police Wednesday afternoon. Officers ended up having to apprehend him from the ocean.
VW America President and CEO Michael Horn is expected to tell Congress he was aware of the company's diesel defeat device well over a year ago.
At SXSW Eco 2015, Two New Collaborative Centers Announced
The two new Argonne National Lab collaborative centers announced this week could have a big impact on the cars of the future. The far future.
Federal Ruling Could Determine Who Can Work On Your Car
Do Automakers want you to stop working on your car in the digital age? Autoblog's Adam Morath reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute, with commentary from Autoblog's Pete Bigelow.
If You Own A Business, Look Into Section 179
Whoa, heavy, man. The 5,441-pound Tesla Model X will be eligible for a massive $25,000-tax deduction from the IRS, if you own your own business.
Santorum Tours Iowa Biodiesel Plant
Rick Santorum hears biodiesel producer's thoughts on the RFS. Oregon State University develops a potassium-ion battery; can Tesla's Model X really protect against bioweapons?
With more speed and cargo-hauling ability than most helicopters, the USMC's MV-22 Osprey could prove an able partner in US disaster relief operations.
Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says that a recall on the company's diesels should begin in January. Mueller believes all of the affected cars could be fixed by the end of 2016.
Swedish Automaker's Pledge May Be First In Autonomous Era
Volvo says it will accept liability for accidents that occur in autonomous operations, a major step in the fledgling driverless era.
The West Virginia State Attorney General is suing VW for violating the consumer protection act there. If the automaker loses the case, it could face serious financial losses, including large payments to consumers and the state government.
Plug In America Podcast
A video demonstrates pressing the Tesla Model S park button while moving. The ACEEE has some comments on EPA's Phase 2 GHG program proposal. Listen to the Plug In America podcast.
US officials are asking why ISIS appears to be using a large number of Toyota trucks, ABC News reports.
Volkswagen continues to investigate the source of the evasive diesel engine software internally, but it's reportedly not turning up evidence against three suspended top engineers.
Renault-Nissan CEO Says Regulations Could Limit Rollout Of Self-Driving Cars
According to Nissan, government regulations, not technology, will be the limiting factor in adopting autonomous self-driving cars.
CARB Pushes EPA To Adopt Stricter Engine Emissions Rules
Toyota and Air Liquide are building a hydrogen station in Belgium. CARB asks the EPA for stricter emissions rules. Proterra adds a 35-foot EV bus to its lineup.
A motorcycle rider in Florida managed to flee police while driving distracted last Thursday.
With the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership unveiled, we're now seeing the potential impact the free-trade deal would have on the auto industry.
Also, VW's Diesel Scandal Is Apparently An American Conspiracy
European automakers don't think their diesels will be able to hit upcoming EU standards, so they're asking for a break. Whether legislators go along with it remains to be seen.
Plus: Notes On Mazda's Sports Car, The Rock And Ford, And Tesla's Model X
We curate the week's events with a focus on Volkswagen's continuing diesel-emissions scandal. Plus, other news and notes from around the industry.
Hyundai and Kia could be on the hook to pay at least $28.9 million to Paice LLC for patent infringement, but they are appealing.
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