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Ford investigating possible problems with gas mileage and emissions testing

The math is being checked on the Ranger pickup, for starters

The math is being checked on the Ranger pickup, for starters.

California counters Trump, considers boosting EV rebates

State could offer thousands of dollars as federal incentives fade

California could add thousands of dollars in incentives for electric cars

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EU investigates 'collusion' by VW Group, BMW, Daimler on emissions

Says 'circle of five' automakers held meetings to limit clean-air controls

Says 'circle of five' automakers held meetings to limit clean-air controls.

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Mazda, Suzuki, Yamaha — more vehicle data fabrication found in Japan

Fuel economy and emissions tests falsified for Japanese domestic market

Fuel economy and emissions tests falsified for Japanese domestic market

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Monkeys in lab forced to breathe VW diesel fumes

The diesel's defeat devices made its exhaust much cleaner than out on the road.

The Beetle tested was outfitted with a defeat device, unbeknownst to the scientists.

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Researchers find no gains in fuel economy, emissions in U.S. vehicles

Technology often is more effective in testing than in real-world use

Technology often is more effective in testing than in real-world use.

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Feds sue Fiat Chrysler, accuse it of cheating on diesel emissions

US-listed Fiat Chrysler shares were down 2.9 percent at $10.44.

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US prepares to sue Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions testing

FCA is accused of not revealing software to defeat testing on Jeep Grand Cherokees and Ram trucks.

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Trump would virtually eliminate budget for EPA vehicle testing

Move comes after EPA helped uncover VW Dieselgate.

A 99 percent federal cut to the vehicle testing budget.

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Feds allege widespread Volkswagen cheating on clean-air rules

VW Purposely Evaded Emissions Tests For Diesels, EPA Says

Volkswagen intentionally installed software in nearly a half-million diesel vehicles that helped the cars evade substandard results on emissions tests, the federal government charged Friday.

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California bill would let classic car owners out of smog check for $200

A bill currently in committee in the California State Assembly would allow some classic car owners to pay $200 to waive the state's smog check after meeting some other criteria.

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GM execs fired over fraudulent India emissions testing

General Motors hadn't had a recall in India since 1995. That changed when it was discovered that certain employees were playing tricks with local emissions testing in order to ensure passing grades for engines. More than ten GM Powertrain employees in India and the US have been let go over the ensuing emissions flap, including Sam Winegarden, VP of global engine engineering, a man who has been with the company since 1969, leading development of some mar

AN: CO2 emission tests, real-world numbers don't match

Do new vehicles in Europe actually emit less CO2 than previous models or have automakers simply discovered techniques to skew the results of emissions tests?

EPA turns to AVL for emissions testing of renewable fuels

Back in July of 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced what it thinks the 2011 amounts and percentages should be for four fuel categories under the agency's Renewable Fuel Standard program (aka RFS2):

30 European companies call on EU to cut CO2 emissions 30% by 2020

Thirty European companies banded together and called on the European Union (EU) to slash emissions 30 percent by 2020. Sound like a lot? Hold on a sec, since there's some background information needed to understand this one. The current target set by the EU calls for an emission's reduction of 20 percent from 1990 levels by 2020. The 30 companies are now calling for extending the emission's target by another 10 percent, so it's not as dramatic as it might sound.

Is carbon fiber really a "green" solution to reduce vehicle weight?

BMW and Mercedes are leading the way in using carbon fiber to reduce weight in future passenger vehicles. Losing pounds can also be key to meet upcoming CAFE regulations and can also help increase the range electric vehi

Las Vegas man falsified emissions tests, added to EPA's most wanted list

The image above looks strikingly similar to something you may see on an episode of America's Most Wanted where host John Walsh urges viewers to help find dangerous criminals at large. Though the crimes of Joseph DeMatteo may not be as violent those seen on an episode of Cops, his actions warrant enough concern that the Environmental Protection Agency has placed him on its most wanted list. We were a bit surprised to discover th

No fair! Porsche seeks partial exemption from upcoming emissions standards

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Sin City's illegal activities include falsifying vehicle emissions tests

How's this for a peek into the Las Vegas underworld? The U.S. Department of Justice indicted ten men in Vegas Friday for falsifying vehicle emissions tests. Some men allegedly falsified about 250 vehicles, but one did over 700. Because the air in some parts of Nevada, including Las Vegas, has levels of carbon monoxide and ozone that are higher than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's standards, the state is required to test vehicles and make sure they

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