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July 4 Holiday Brings Lower Fuel Prices Across the Nation

July 4 Holiday Brings Lower Fuel Prices Across the Nation

Summer is here, and for anyone looking to go on a long road trip vacation, there’s good news: fuel prices are down across the entire country.
The average price for a gallon of diesel this Fourth of July weekend was $2.423, $0.409 cheaper than it was a year ago, according to …

BMW Plans Self-Driving Car, But Not Until 2021

BMW Plans Self-Driving Car, But Not Until 2021

MUNICH — Just weeks after the driver of a Tesla Model S electric vehicle died in a crash in Florida while the car was in its Autopilot mode, BMW announced plans to offer a “self-driving car,” although it won’t be available until 2021 at the earliest and it will use …

German Cities Consider Ban on Diesel Passenger Cars

German Cities Consider Ban on Diesel Passenger Cars

German diesel owners may yet face another challenge much greater than Volkswagen’s Dieselgate: German cities are considering banning diesel-powered vehicles.
The ban would come about because many metropolitan areas cannot meet the requirement for nitrogen oxide, or NOx, emissions and the Deutscher Städtetag, the German Association of Cities, is sounding the …

Tesla on Autopilot Involved in Fatal Crash

Tesla on Autopilot Involved in Fatal Crash

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that the driver of a Tesla automobile, operating the car in autopilot mode, died in a crash in May. The accident is believed to be the first death in a self-driving car.
Joshua Brown of Canton, Ohio was driving a Tesla Model S on …

Volkswagen to Settle Diesel Claims in U.S. for $14.7 Billion

Volkswagen to Settle Diesel Claims in U.S. for $14.7 Billion

Volkswagen announced Tuesday it plans to pay up to $14.7 billion to settle Dieselgate-related claims.   The proposed settlement, one of the largest ever for a consumer class-action settlement, covers approximately 475,000 Volkswagen vehicles including 460,000 Volkswagens and 15,000 Audis with 2.0-liter diesel engines.
The settlement, which is subject to the approval …

BMW Announces Second Life for i3 Batteries as Home Power Supplies

BMW Announces Second Life for i3 Batteries as Home Power Supplies

BMW announced a solution that puts batteries from BMW i3 electric vehicles to good use when they can no longer serve to power the i3 itself.
What the Bavarian automaker termed a “stationary energy storage system solution” was announced this week at the Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition 29 in Montreal, …

German Prosecutors Announce Investigation of Former VW CEO Winterkorn in Dieselgate Scandal

German Prosecutors Announce Investigation of Former VW CEO Winterkorn in Dieselgate Scandal

L’affaire Dieselgate may have involved Volkswagen’s former CEO as well as a member of the automaker’s management board, German prosecutors said Monday.
The Staatsanwaltschaft, or state prosecutor in Braunschweig, a neighboring city to Wolfsburg in Lower Saxony, Germany, said that the former executive, Martin Winterkorn, is suspected of having waited too …

VW Introduces Smart Navi that Learns “Regular Routes”

VW Introduces Smart Navi that Learns “Regular Routes”

For those who wondered why their car’s navigation system doesn’t take a hint after following the same route for months or years, Volkswagen may have a solution. The automaker introduced Tuesday a navigation system that learns regularly driven routes.
VW says that “Regular Routes” will memorize routes a driver regularly takes, …

Number of Diesels in U.S. Up for 2015 Despite Dieselgate

Number of Diesels in U.S. Up for 2015 Despite Dieselgate

The number of diesel passenger cars, SUVs, vans, and pick-up trucks on the road in the United States increased slightly in 2015, although a combination of lower fuel prices and an emissions scandal caused many buyers to purchase petrol-powered cars.
Dieselgate brought the diesel market in the United States to a …

BMW to Supply LAPD with 100 i3 Electric Vehicles

BMW to Supply LAPD with 100 i3 Electric Vehicles

BMW announced that it will supply the Los Angeles Police Department with 100 BMW i3 electric vehicles.
BMW said that the LAPD selected the i3 for multiple reasons including fuel efficiency, reliability, and the fact that the ConnectedDrive services can be used to support fleet management applications. Additionally, the car company …

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Integrated Off-Street Parking Information

Mercedes-Benz Introduces Integrated Off-Street Parking Information

Mercedes-Benz said it is adding information on off-street parking to its E-Class models both in the United States and Europe.
The system, powered by Inrix Off-Street Parking, provides real-time parking information for garage locations, the number of open spots, and rates. It also includes any limitations and restrictions at the garage. …

Volkswagen Dieselgate Fix for 2.0-Liter Engines Gets Green Light from German Regulators

Volkswagen Dieselgate Fix for 2.0-Liter Engines Gets Green Light from German Regulators

The Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt, Germany’s Federal Motor Transport Authority, approved Volkswagen’s technical solution to put its 2.0-liter TDI engines into compliance with current emissions standards. The engines were originally equipped with software that allowed them to pass emissions tests but pollute more when in use on the road.
The fix includes a software …