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Hilton to Expand Electric Vehicle Charging Station Program to Over 100 Properties

Hilton to Expand Electric Vehicle Charging Station Program to Over 100 Properties

Hilton Worldwide announced plans to expand the number of hotels offering charging stations for electric vehicles to 50 by the end of 2015 and to 100 by the end of 2016. The charging stations support all EVs.
One of the first hotels in the program was the Hilton McLean, in Virginia. …

VW Withdrawing Diesels from U.S. Market for 2016

VW Withdrawing Diesels from U.S. Market for 2016

U.S. CEO Knew of Possible Issue in 2014
Volkswagen withdrew its request to have its 2016 model-year diesels certified for sale in the United States, as the aftereffects of the so-called Dieselgate emissions scandal. In September, the German automaker admitted that it had deceived government authorities and customers about the level …

VW Returns Diesel Car and Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year Awards

VW Returns Diesel Car and Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year Awards

Volkswagen of America said Tuesday it was returning Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year Awards for 2012 and 2013 as well as the Diesel Car of the Year Award for 2013, which was given to the VW Passat.
The move, announced in a letter signed by Michael Horn, the company’s CEO, …

German Prosecutors Backpedal on Winterkorn Investigation, ‘Regret’ Earlier Comments

German Prosecutors Backpedal on Winterkorn Investigation, ‘Regret’ Earlier Comments

The Staatsanwaltschaft or state prosecutor in Braunschweig, a neighboring city to Wolfsburg in Lower Saxony, Germany, said there was in fact no formal investigation of former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn, who resigned his position one week ago.
“A formal investigation of Prof. Dr. Winterkorn is not currently being conducted,” said Birgit …

The Future of Diesel in the United States: Has Volkswagen Finally Done What GM Couldn’t?

The Future of Diesel in the United States: Has Volkswagen Finally Done What GM Couldn’t?

It was 1981 in America, and diesel was in its heyday. Sales of diesel-powered automobiles that year reached 520,788 (out of roughly 6.5 million), and 60% of those came from General Motors. These included the General’s biggest sedans, the Cadillac Fleetwood and Sedan de Ville, the Buick Electra and LeSabre, …

VW Facing Deluge of Lawsuits in Wake of Dieselgate

VW Facing Deluge of Lawsuits in Wake of Dieselgate

Within days of the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement on September 18 that Volkswagen had circumvented existing U.S. emissions regulations, more than two dozen lawsuits were filed in the United States.
VW is said to have deceived regulators by installing technology that switches its diesel-powered vehicles to a cleaner mode in order …

German Prosecutors Announce Investigation of Former VW CEO in Diesel Emissions Scandal

German Prosecutors Announce Investigation of Former VW CEO in Diesel Emissions Scandal

What Did Winterkorn Know, and When Did He Know It?
Prosecutors in Germany said on Monday that they had started a criminal investigation of Volkswagen’s former CEO, Martin Winterkorn as well as other company executives on suspicion of fraud.
The move follows complaints from unidentified individuals in Germany stating that he should …

BMW: Our Diesels Fulfill ‘All Local Testing Requirements’

BMW: Our Diesels Fulfill ‘All Local Testing Requirements’

BMW commented on Friday, on what is being referred to by some as Dieselgate, saying that has not been involved in any “wrongdoing,” referencing the highly-publicized case of Volkswagen, which admitted using technology to circumvent emissions testing in its diesel-powered automobiles.
“BMW Group is committed to observing the legal requirements in …

Report: More Automakers May Be Underreporting Emissions for Diesels

Report: More Automakers May Be Underreporting Emissions for Diesels

A report based on an analysis of emissions tests performed by the ADAC, Germany’s largest auto club, as part of its EcoTest program revealed that some automakers have been able to meet the latest European NOx emissions standards under realistic driving conditions, while others were not.
The report, released by the …

New 2016 Volkswagen Passat Makes Debut in New York City

New 2016 Volkswagen Passat Makes Debut in New York City

New York, N.Y. – Volkswagen unveiled the new 2016 Passat at an event at the Brooklyn Navy Yard featuring featuring singer Lenny Kravitz on Monday
Up front, the American Passat features an updated design that includes slimmer headlights than its predecessor.. The only body panels that remain unchanged are the roof, …

Volkswagen, Audi Ordered to Recall 500,000 Vehicles after EPA Accuses Automaker of Cheating on Emissions Testing

Volkswagen, Audi Ordered to Recall 500,000 Vehicles after EPA Accuses Automaker of Cheating on Emissions Testing

The Environmental Protection Agency ordered German automaker Volkswagen to recall almost half a million four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars saying they had software that circumvented EPA emissions standards for certain air pollutants.
The models affected were sold from 2008 through 2015, and total 482,000 vehicles. The device was programmed to …

Labor Day Holiday Heralds Lowest Diesel Fuel Prices in Years

Labor Day Holiday Heralds Lowest Diesel Fuel Prices in Years

As Americans take to the roads this holiday weekend, significantly lower diesel prices are fueling more driving than ever.
On Friday, as the Labor Day weekend started, the national average for a gallon of diesel fuel was $2.558, a significant drop from $3.800 one year ago. A gallon of regular gasoline …