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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: VW sales plummet, but Audi & Porsche are bringing home das bacon
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: VW sales plummet, but Audi & Porsche are bringing home das bacon

It's been a relatively slow couple of weeks on the Volkswagen Dieselgate front, but that'll change within the next few days. By June 21, Volkswagen will unveil its plan to fix and/or buy back some 482,000 2.0-liter Audi and VW U.S. diesels equipped with emissions-test-cheating devices. (No word yet...Read More»

Electric-car rally in Geiranger, Norway [Image: Norsk elbilforening via Flickr]
Norway may ban all gas & diesel cars, starting in 2025

The days of gas and diesel vehicles are numbered in Norway. According to several reports, politicians have agreed to bring sales of such cars and trucks to a screeching halt by the year 2025. To Americans and many others, the thought of such a ban might seem absurd--even impossible--but Norway is...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: VW & regulators making progress, new game plan coming next month

There's good news and bad news on the Volkswagen Dieselgate front. The good news is, Volkswagen and U.S. regulators appear closer than ever to reaching a deal that could finally result in emissions test-cheating diesels being fixed or bought back by the automaker. The bad news? Volkswagen still has...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Pushback on 3.0-liter diesel suit, execs rake in $455 million

There's been a lot of news about Volkswagen's ongoing Dieselgate crisis the past few days. Join us as we pour ourselves a bowl of muesli, drown it in pilsener, and recap the top stories: 1. Volkswagen may compensate struggling dealers: VW's U.S. sales have been slow for many years, but they...Read More»

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Volkswagen has another fix for 3.0-liter Audi, Porsche, VW diesels: Will this one be approved?

Last month, Volkswagen submitted plans to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board to fix or buyback some 482,000 smaller, 2.0-liter diesels from Audi and VW. Now, it looks as if the German automaker is preparing another proposal to deal with 85,000 additional...Read More»

Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Germany shifts to EVs, VW's 2006 PowerPoint on emissions cheats, more

All's been relatively quiet in Wolfsburg as of late--at least since Volkswagen submitted plans for fixing and/or buying back 482,000 2.0-liter Audi and VW diesels in the U.S. (As for larger, 3.0-liter diesels from Audi, Porsche, and VW, we're still waiting on a revised proposal, since the first one...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
It's not just VW: Every diesel road-tested in the U.K. fails emissions tests

When people look back at this moment in automotive history, they'll almost certainly see it as the time when the industry began transitioning to electric and autonomous cars. But there's another change afoot, one triggered by years of deception and falsely advertised products manufactured by one of...Read More»

2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI
Volkswagen diesel buyback proposed; now what about fix, timing, compensation?

In a San Francisco federal court, Volkswagen today formally submitted its proposal to remedy the excessive tailpipe pollution of nearly a half a million vehicles with software designed to circumvent emissions tests—and emissions that were, in some cases, many times the legal limit. Included...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Sales stumble in Germany, and who's buying all those VW dealerships?

Germans have a reputation for being on-time, and this week, Volkswagen will have a chance to prove (or disprove) that stereotype in a very big way. A federal judge has given the automaker until Thursday to submit plans for fixing 482,000 Audi and VW 2.0-liter diesels equipped with defeat devices...Read More»

2017 Porsche Macan GTS
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Fix deadline may pass again, Mercedes sued for diesel cheating, too

It's tough to keep up with all the news about Volkswagen's 11 million illegally equipped diesels, so we've summed up some of the biggest Dieselgate stories of the past week: Volkswagen may miss fix deadline again: In February, a federal judge gave Volkswagen until March 24 to submit a fix for...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Dealers confront VW execs, FTC sues, sales hit the skids

The Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal began making headlines over six months ago, so you might think that the worst of it would be over by now. You would be wrong. In recent days, VW's U.S. dealers and its German executives have met at the National Automobile Dealers Association convention in Las...Read More»

2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Diesel fix 'within months', California's surprising decision, more

It's been another tumultuous week for Volkswagen--one that's brought a high-profile resignation and less-than-comforting news about the company's long-awaited Dieselgate "fix". If you've lost track of those and other stories, here's a handy recap: Head of VW worker group begs U.S. and other...Read More»

Michael Horn, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, in 'Dieselgate' video
Ahead of diesel-scandal fix, Volkswagen’s U.S. CEO departs

As a U.S. deadline looms, and Volkswagen readies a new plan to fix hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles—and, perhaps, looks to cut a deal with regulators—the automaker’s U.S. arm has announced that its top executive in the U.S. is leaving his post. “Through mutual...Read More»

2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Sales sink, but VW workers still get bonuses

In a couple of weeks, we'll enter the sixth month of Volkswagen's Dieselgate crisis. Here are a few of the top news items about the emissions-cheating scandal that have emerged during the past few days: Volkswagen's former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, knew that the company admitted using defeat devices...Read More»

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Volkswagen Dieselgate Update: Judge Sets March Deadline For Repair Plan, EPA Asks For EVs, More

It's been another dizzying week of Volkswagen dieselgate news. Based on what we've seen, the company appears to be inching toward plans to repair 11 million "clean diesel" vehicles equipped with emissions-test-cheating software. However, those plans may not be limited to a straightforward recall...Read More»

Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)
Did Dieselgate Woes Force Volkswagen Into Takata Recall?

Volkswagen is having a host of PR problems right now, so you'd expect the company to take every opportunity to improve its image. But in fact, Volkswagen was anything but willing to do something that could buff its brand by showing concern for consumers. Public documents show that the automaker was...Read More»

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Deadline: Volkswagen Has To Submit Plan To Fix Audi, Porsche, VW Diesels Today [UPDATED]

Update see below Today is an important day for Volkswagen. It's the deadline for the automaker to submit another set of repair plans to the California Air Resources Board -- plans to bring 3.0-liter Audi, Porsche, and VW diesels in line with emissions regulations. As you might recall, Volkswagen...Read More»

2016 Ford F-150 Limited
Is There A Ford F-150 Diesel In The Works? And If So, Why Now?

The Ford F-150 is many things: rugged, reliable, and the top-selling vehicle in the U.S. for more than three decades. What it's not -- at least not since the 1980s -- is a diesel, but that could soon change. According to Auto News, diesel models of the F-150 have been spotted at Ford's testing...Read More»

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Fiat Chrysler Kills Chrysler 200 & Dodge Dart, Puts Brakes On Alfa Romeo, Ramps Up Jeep

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has updated its current business plan, and...well, let's just say that changes are afoot at FCA, but none of them will catch anyone off-guard. The new plan stems from changes in the global marketplace that position some FCA products for greater success than others. Such...Read More»

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