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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.

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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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As expected, that's the current class leader

It's been more than a year since the refreshed 2018 Ford F-150 debuted at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show. While we've driven the gasoline-powered variants, news on the upcoming diesel model has been scarce. We know the truck's 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 will make 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque, but the all-important fuel economy figures weren't revealed until today. The new engine will net the big truck 30 mpg highway, 22 mpg city with a combined rating of 25 mpg.

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'Headwinds impacting the car industry' prompt change

Britain's biggest carmaker Jaguar Land Rover will cut around 1,000 jobs and production at two of its English factories due to a fall in sales caused by uncertainty around Brexit and confusion over diesel policy, a source told Reuters.

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They'll pursue lower emissions and more automation

Japanese truck maker Hino Motors Ltd and Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH said on Thursday they have agreed to form a strategic tie-up to better compete in the commercial vehicle industry, which is undergoing transformation due to the need for lower-emission vehicles and automated driving capabilities.

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Full debut promised for 2019

Another piece of the fullsize Chevy truck puzzle is slowly being revealed. The Bowtie brand plans to officially unveil the 2020 Chevy Silverado HD sometime next year, and though that's all very vague, pickup fans do at least have one teaser to obsess over. Chevy hints at "bolder, larger proportions" for the 2020 Silverado HD, and from the looks of the teaser, that may be an understatement.

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A hollow bowtie borrowed from the Camaro ZL1 to improve air flow

When the mighty new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD trucks were revealed last month at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, they featured an overlooked design feature borrowed from the Camaro of all vehicles: the "Flowtie."

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Aerial photos show thousands of Dieselgate cars sitting in lots

Volkswagen has taken parking lots to a whole new level in the United States and will not be emptying them soon. Volkswagen AG has paid more than $7.4 billion to buy back about 350,000 U.S. diesel vehicles through mid-February, a recent court filing shows. The German automaker has been storing hundreds of thousands of vehicles around the United States for months.

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Sales incentives added to keep diesel demand, value from collapsing

Volkswagen will buy back new diesel cars if German cities ban them, it said on Thursday, seeking to reassure potential buyers and stem a plunge in sales of diesel vehicles.

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With no Europe settlement, emissions scandal could cost billions more

Lawyers for more than 50,000 British car owners kicked off a lawsuit against Volkswagen in London's High Court on Tuesday in a battle for compensation over a diesel emissions scandal that has engulfed Europe's largest carmaker since 2015.

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