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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.


The Fast Lane Car attempts to trick a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI into its emissions defeat mode over two dyno runs. It isn't clear cheat mode is actually active, but a power drop is detected from one run to the next.


Multiple reports indicate that Bosch warned VW in 2007 against using the engine management software VW used to skirt diesel emissions tests. A VW engineer warned the company again in 2011.


Jaguar Land Rover is pressing ahead with its plans to launch diesel engines in nearly all of its vehicles, despite the recent Volkswagen scandal.


GM Says This Won't Affect Market Launch

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.


Though considerably quieter and cleaner, the streets of Paris were still bustling with activity yesterday during the city's first ever car-free day.


VW boss Matthias Mueller announced in a closed-door meeting that the company will "refit" all 11 million vehicles affected by its emissions-cheating software.


Someone is shaming Volkswagen TDI owners by posting flyers full of bad information on the cars in Portland, OR.


After Volkswagen's Cheating, Agency Plans To Increase Oversight Of Entire Industry

Environmental Protection Agency officials said Friday they plan to increase oversight of the auto industry in the wake of Volkswagen's cheating. How? That's unclear.


University Team Measured Big Gaps In Jetta, Passat Testing

A team of four researchers at West Virginia University unpeeled the first layers of Volkswagen's diesel cheating scandal. Here's how they did it.


BMW, Mercedes-Benz Deny That Scandal Applies To Them

According to a report from Europe, BMW, Mercedes and Opel could potentially have diesel engines that don't meet US emissions requirements.


How VW handles its diesel scandal will have great impacts for current and future customers. Here are three things the company can do to keep people happy.


VW CEO Martin Winterkorn has issued a statement regarding EPA and CARB allegations that cars with its 2.0-liter TDI engine don't meet US emissions requirements. The automaker promises an external investigation.


Ram recalls more than 1,700 rear-drive, diesel-powered 1500 models over concerns that a battery wiring harness could short out.


Volvo is continuing its work on the new S90 sedan, bringing a basic, diesel-powered model to test out in the Spanish sunshine.


A study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute finds diesels are much more economical to own over three to five years than gas models.


After a 25-day journey, a Honda Civic Tourer wagon has set a Guinness World Record averaging 83.5 miles per gallon after driving 8,387 miles through all 24 contiguous countries of the European Union.


CLP Motorsports' Superlite Coupe Is Pretty Cool, Too

CLP Motorsports puts NEXBTL renewable diesel – and Tanner Foust – in its Superlite Coupe for a 2,500-mile drive on one tank of fuel.


Summer Gas Price Surge Isn't Happening, Yet

US green-car sales in June fall from a year earlier as Toyota, General Motors demand suffers.


Overseas HiLux, Land Cruiser Get New Mill

Toyota touts its new turbodiesel engines, which cuts weight, fuel use and emissions.


AAA Says Most Drivers Get Better Numbers Than Sticker Ratings

One in three drivers don't trust the fuel-economy numbers printed on window stickers of new cars are accurate. Those drivers have good reason to be skeptical.

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