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EU Investigates ‘Irregularities’ in VW CO2 Emissions Scandal

EU Investigates ‘Irregularities’ in VW CO2 Emissions Scandal

The European Commission, the European Union’s executive body, has asked all member states whether they had any knowledge of the “irregularities” reported earlier this week by Volkswagen with respect to the carbon-dioxide emissions from its vehicles.
The letter, a copy of which was viewed by The Diesel Driver, was dated November 5 …

Volkswagen Reverses Course in New EPA Dispute Over V6 Diesel Engines

Volkswagen Reverses Course in New EPA Dispute Over V6 Diesel Engines

Volkswagen announced Wednesday it was temporarily halting the sale of thousands of its larger vehicles with diesel engines following new claims by the Environmental Protection Agency that they use software that allows the car to cheat on an emissions test.
The Wolfsburg-based automaker told its dealers in the United States and …

VW Facing Carbon Dioxide Emissions Problem

VW Facing Carbon Dioxide Emissions Problem

Embattled automaker Volkswagen has a new emissions problem and it isn’t related to its diesel engines debacle. The company said it had understated the output of carbon dioxide in almost 800,000 of its vehicles that were sold in Europe.
The news is unrelated to the Dieselgate problem where the automaker admitted …

Porsche Pulls Cayenne Diesel SUV From Market After EPA Targets V6 Models in Investigation

Porsche Pulls Cayenne Diesel SUV From Market After EPA Targets V6 Models in Investigation

Porsche said Tuesday it was discontinuing sales of the Porsche Cayenne Diesel after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it had discovered software that cheats during emissions tests in that model vehicle.
The EPA issued a notice of violation to Volkswagen on Monday stating that Volkswagen Group’s models with V-6 …

EPA Says Volkswagen’s Larger Diesel Engines including Porsche’s Had Defeat Device As Well

EPA Says Volkswagen’s Larger Diesel Engines including Porsche’s Had Defeat Device As Well

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Monday that it appears to have discovered software that cheats during emissions tests in additional Volkswagen and Audi cars as well as in one of the automaker’s Porsche models, but the embattled automaker fired back disputing the new claims.
The latest notice of violation …

Europe to Institute On-the-Road Emissions Testing

Europe to Institute On-the-Road Emissions Testing

The European Union, in the wake of the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal, announced on Wednesday plans to employ a new method of emissions testing.
The tests will measure emissions while cars are being driven, instead of performing the tests strictly in testing labs. The procedure makes the European Union the first governmental …

Volkswagen Posts $1.83 Billion Q3 Loss in Wake of Dieselgate Scandal

Volkswagen Posts $1.83 Billion Q3 Loss in Wake of Dieselgate Scandal

Embattled automaker Volkswagen, which days ago lost the title of world’s largest automaker to Toyota after holding onto it for six months, said it had a net loss of €1.67 billion or $1.84 billion in the third quarter of 2015, compared with a profit of €2.97 billion in Q3 2014. …

Renault-Nissan to Provide EV Fleet to U.N. Climate Conference

Renault-Nissan to Provide EV Fleet to U.N. Climate Conference

Renault-Nissan said it will supply a fleet of 200 electric vehicles to United Nation’s Conference of Parties climate conference in Paris later this year.   The fleet, which will be comprised of Renault Zoe subcompacts, Nissan Leaf compact vehicles, and Nissan e-NV200 seven-passenger vans, will be the largest ever electric-vehicle fleet …

Toyota Retakes No. 1 Spot in Auto Sales as VW Faces Emissions Crisis

Toyota Retakes No. 1 Spot in Auto Sales as VW Faces Emissions Crisis

Embattled automaker Volkswagen, which achieved its long-time goal of becoming the world’s biggest car manufacturer a mere three months ago, saw its brief reign come to an end Monday.
Toyota, which held the number one position for years before being overtaken by VW, published figures that showed it had sold more …

Volkswagen: Newer Diesel Engines ‘Comply with Legal Requirements and Environmental Standards’

Volkswagen: Newer Diesel Engines ‘Comply with Legal Requirements and Environmental Standards’

Volkswagen said on Thursday that its newest diesel engines did not have any kind of defeat device installed on them. The German automaker previously admitted to installing a so-called defeat device on older engines that effectively lowered emissions when tests were conducted on over 11 million diesel-powered vehicles worldwide. The …

Consumer Reports Recalls Tesla Recommendation

Consumer Reports Recalls Tesla Recommendation

After commending the Tesla S electric vehicle for performing “better in our tests than any other car ever has” and rejiggering its rating system to allow for the fact that the car somehow scored 103 on a system that where 100 was the top rating, Consumer Reports magazine yanked its …

Volkswagen Dieselgate Not First Emissions Cheating Scandal in U.S.

Volkswagen Dieselgate Not First Emissions Cheating Scandal in U.S.

While the Volkswagen emissions scandal has been in automotive and business headlines for over a month, it isn’t the first.
In October 1998, the Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency announced a record $83.4 million fine against makers of diesel engines. Seven makers of diesel engines for trucks – among …