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.
EPA Says Defeat Devices Were Installed On Premium Brands' Cars And SUVs
The scope of the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal that has enveloped the global automaker for the past six weeks widened Monday. Now, some of the automaker's premium brands are further ensnared in the mess.
New Ruling Gives Car Owners Firm Legal Ground To Modify Vehicles
In a long-awaited ruling announced Tuesday morning, the US Copyright Office granted an exemption in copyright law that will permit gearheads and home mechanics to continue repairing and modifying their cars without running afoul of existing copyright law.
Volkswagen's 2016 models with the 2.0-liter TDI are still months away from arriving at dealers. Once the company resubmits them for testing, the EPA is planning a rigorous certification program to make sure the engines are compliant.
Diesel models of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon are the first to get extra scrutiny by the EPA and CARB, but they're expected to pass. The added testing shouldn't effect when they hit dealers, either.