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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: California rejects 3.0-liter fix (again), fines VW $86 million

Volkswagen Dieselgate update: California rejects 3.0-liter fix (again), fines VW $86 million

Tesla isn't the only automaker that's having a bad week. If Elon Musk is buying, Volkswagen could use a drink or three. At the end of June, Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal seemed like it was finally coming to an end--or at least the beginning of an end. After nearly ten long, confusing months, the... read more

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2013 Audi TDI range

All VW, Audi, Porsche Diesels Have Had Illegal Software Since 2009: U.S. Fines May Hit $21.2 Billion

Volkswagen's Dieselgate scandal continues its gruesome shock-and-awe assault on the world's headlines. Late last week, the automaker finally admitted that the Environmental... read more November 23, 2015 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI

EPA Takes Its Emissions Tests Out Of The Labs & Onto The Streets

Lots of people are hoppin' mad about Volkswagen's emissions-test-cheating software, but few are as upset as the folks at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. To discover... read more November 10, 2015 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Volkswagen's Very Bad Week: The News 'Til Now

To say that this has been a bad week for Volkswagen would be like saying that John Boehner's resignation this morning was a little surprising, or that Kim Kardashian likes a... read more September 25, 2015 by


 
Nitro Circus monster truck. Photo courtesy of Monster Jam.

EPA May Soften 2025 Fuel Economy Standards To Let Americans Keep Their Trucks & SUVs

Four years ago, the Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a plan to boost fuel economy dramatically by the year 2025. Though things aren't progressing as quickly as some... read more March 18, 2015 by


 
Clunkers

Gas-Guzzlers Are On The Road To Extinction

Once upon a time, it was common to find new cars with fuel economy ratings of just 12 or 15 miles per gallon. According to the University of Michigan Transportation Research... read more February 19, 2015 by


 
Gavel. Image: Brian Turner

Hyundai & Kia Fined $360 Million For Faulty MPG Claims (None Of Which Will Fund Electric Cars)

Hyundai and Kia have agreed to a massive $360 million fine, following a two-year-long investigation of the Korean automakers by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency... read more January 22, 2015 by


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

How Do Electric Cars Get Cleaner With The New Year?

If you’re buying a new gasoline vehicle, you’d best be happy with its emissions and efficiency today. Because as the vehicle ages, it’s not going to get... read more December 28, 2014 by


 
Fuel gauge

EPA Says U.S. Is On-Track To Meet 2025 Fuel Economy Goals, Despite Slow Start

In 2011, the federal government unveiled fuel economy standards for the year 2025, setting a fleet-wide goal of 54.5 mpg for all automakers selling vehicles in the U.S... read more October 13, 2014 by


 
Average emissions from light-duty vehicles, 1998-2013 (via the Union of Concerned Scientists)

Hyundai-Kia, Honda, Toyota Are America's Greenest Automakers, But All Are Improving

A new study of America's top eight automakers finds Asian brands to be the greenest of the bunch, while Detroit brands earn the lowest marks. However, all eight companies... read more May 28, 2014 by


 
Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S Shows How Tough It'll Be For China To Meet Green Car Goals

Tesla's acclaimed, all-electric Model S sedan will soon go on sale in China, and this week, the company announced how much it'll cost the country's green car fans: 734,000... read more January 24, 2014 by


 
Kate Upton and the Mercedes-Benz CLA car wash for the 2013 Super Bowl ad

Washing Your Car This Weekend? You Could Be Breaking The Law

Bad news for cheerleaders at Lincoln High School in San Jose, California: the city's Environmental Services Department has thrown a wrench into the cheerleaders' plans to... read more October 29, 2013 by


 
Teen driver

It's Earth Day: Do You Know Where America's Greenest Car Shoppers Are?

In case you missed the memo, today is Earth Day -- a day that's meant to focus the world's attention on pollution, climate change, and other environmental issues. Once upon a... read more April 22, 2013 by 0


 
Destruction in the wake of Hurricane Sandy (via Wikimedia)

Thousands Of Vehicles Ruined By Hurricane Sandy Sit On New York Airfield

In Calverton, New York, toward the eastern end of Long Island, there is an airfield. It's no longer home to planes, though: it's become an impromptu graveyard for thousands... read more January 8, 2013 by 0


 
2013 Kia Soul

Hyundai, Kia Owners Seek $775 Million Over Fuel Economy Fibs

Less than a week after the Environmental Protection Agency announced that not one, not two, but 13 Hyundai and Kia models failed to meet their advertised fuel-economy... read more November 8, 2012 by 28


 
Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Is 'Green' Your Top Car Criteria? Check Out The Mitsubishi i-MiEV

It's a fact: shoppers prioritize different things when looking for new cars. Today, people tend to rank fuel economy above all else, but other folks crave reliability, some... read more February 8, 2012 by 1


 

 
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