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Electrified car registrations overtake diesel in Europe for the first time

Gasoline is now the most common energy source for new European cars

Junkyard Gem: 1981 Mercedes-Benz 300SD with nearly 600k miles

If you want to find extreme-high-mile junkyard cars, look for diesel Mercedes-Benzes

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German court opens criminal proceedings against former VW CEO

Eight more employees were also formally charged Wednesday

A court in Braunschweig, Germany on Thursday said it had opened proceedings against former Volkswagen Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn examining whether he is guilty of market manipulation as part of an emissions scandal. Winterkorn and other Volkswagen executives face charges for their role in allowing diesel cars with excessive pollution levels to hit the road, and for failing to inform investors about the extend of the emissions fraud. The court is examining whether Volkswagen

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2021 Chevy Silverado Multi-Flex tailgate, towing improvements detailed

GM's multi-function tailgates aren't just for the professionals anymore

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Daimler to pay $1.5B to settle emissions cheating probes

Includes fines and a requirement to fix the vehicles

Automaker Daimler AG and subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA have agreed to pay $1.5 billion to the U.S. government and California state regulators to resolve emissions cheating allegations, officials said Monday. The U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency and the California attorney general’s office say Daimler violated environmental laws by using so-called “defeat device software” to circumvent emissions testing and sold about 250,000 cars and vans in the U.S. with diesel engine

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Here are the great-looking new VW Golf wagons you can't have

The Mk8 Variant and Alltrack are now official, but only in Europe

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Diesel-powered 2020 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra get big price cuts

The diesel-powered Silverado now carries a $5,200 premium

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Ineos dives into explaining the Grenadier engines and drivetrain

English 4x4 is undergoing OEM-like development program

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Criminal charges dropped against VW chairman in exchange for fine

He was accused of failing to alert investors to Dieselgate

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Daimler agrees to U.S. diesel settlements worth nearly $3 billion

Some of the money goes to the government, some to car owners

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VW paid $9.8 billion in diesel settlements to U.S. consumers

More than 86% of owners chose to return their car rather than get a repair

U.S. buyers of polluting Volkswagen AG vehicles received more than $9.8 billion in settlements, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said on Monday . Volkswagen agreed to offer to buy back or repair more than 550,000 polluting diesel U.S. vehicles after it admitted in 2015 that it used secret software to cheat emissions tests. Volkswagen paid more than $9.5 billion to U.S. consumers, while VW diesel supplier Robert Bosch [ROBG.UL] paid more than $300 million to U.S. consumers.

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