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Scandal pits Porsche-Piech families against labor, regional interests

Scandal pits Porsche-Piech families against labor, regional interests

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Authorities hold Stadler in ‘investigative detention,’ afraid he'll try to suppress or change evidence otherwise

Authorities hold Stadler in "investigative detention," afraid he'll try to suppress or change evidence otherwise.

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This on top of the $4.3 billion fine in the U.S.

This on top of the $4.3 billion fine in the U.S.

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Prosecutors search homes of Rupert Stadler and one other board member

Prosecutors search homes of Rupert Stadler and one other board member

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Report: Daimler's whole fleet of latest Euro 6 vehicles may have them

Report: Daimler's whole fleet of latest Euro 6 vehicles may have them.

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750,000 Mercedes vehicles could be affected

750,000 Mercedes vehicles could be affected.

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Hope rekindled that a diesel Mazda will hit American dealers soon

We get it – we're a little sick of getting a few years of assurances that Mazda's much-anticipated diesel engine is just around the corner. First, it was going to go in the 2014 Mazda6. More recently, Mazda told us it'd first land in the CX-5 – and in fact, there's a part of the Mazda USA website devoted to the diesel crossover, which makes it seem more legitimate than previous pronouncements. But the fact of the matter is, there's some unforeseen hiccup in the government approval pr

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Ban affects just two busy streets, but it's a first, and others may follow

Ban affects just two busy streets, but it's a first, and others may follow

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It’ll also offer two plug-in hybrid versions right off the bat

Volvo's 2019 S60 will be its first vehicle to be offered without a diesel engine when the sedan goes into production this summer at its new plant near Charleston, S.C. The Swedish automaker also confirmed it will offer the sedan in two plug-in hybrid variants when it goes on sale, with mild hybrid versions following in 2019.

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It's a fast, exhaust-belching, brick-like raised SUV with huge wheels

Devel Motors has begun testing its Sixty, a 6x6 raised SUV suitable for the coming Ragnarok, and they've taken to the track to demonstrate its usefulness in, uh, outrunning the undead hordes that surely await us all.

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Recall will take total of Audis involved in VW scandal past 900,000

Audi has discovered emissions-related problems with a further 60,000 cars, it said on Tuesday, dealing a fresh setback to parent Volkswagen more than 2½ years after it first admitted to cheating U.S. diesel exhaust tests.

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He spoke with the Justice Department and FBI

Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess traveled to the United States this month to testify to authorities about the carmaker's emissions scandal, German newspaper Bild reported on Tuesday.

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He knew but continued ‘to perpetrate the fraud,’ indictment says

Federal prosecutors in Detroit on Thursday unsealed charges against former Volkswagen Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn, accusing him of conspiring to mislead regulators about the German automaker's diesel emissions cheating.

First Drive

America's best-selling pickup gets a new diesel engine

In 2014, FCA finally offered a diesel engine in a light-duty truck. The resulting Ram 1500 EcoDiesel was a success, offering V6 fuel economy with V8 capabilities. Other automakers immediately took notice. When the refreshed 2018 Ford F-150 was introduced early in 2017, a Power Stroke diesel variant was announced. Finally, after more than a year of anticipation, we're at the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains to drive Ford's new oil burner.

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Claims nitrogen oxide drops to one-tenth of Europe's strict limits

Global auto supplier Robert Bosch GmbH says it has developed a new diesel-exhaust management system that can slash emissions of smog-forming gases far below strict new limits set for Europe in 2020, saving automakers from potential driving bans — and maybe saving the diesel engine itself.

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The only solution is full hardware retrofits

German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze has told a newspaper she does not think software updates for diesel vehicles in Germany will be enough to solve air quality problems and that hardware retrofits are the only way to avoid driving bans.

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VW board member in charge of R&D also reportedly investigated

Porsche's head of powertrain development has been arrested by German police in the sweeping investigation of diesel emissions violations by parent company Volkswagen Group, sources told German media outlets.

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