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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: European owners get shafted, and can 85,000 3.0-liters be fixed?

Volkswagen Dieselgate update: European owners get shafted, and can 85,000 3.0-liters be fixed?

Summer's here, and the time is right for dancing in the streets--unless you work for Volkswagen, where dancing is kept to a strict minimum thanks to the ongoing Dieselgate scandal. Here are a few of the not-so-clean diesel stories that have crossed our desks in the past few days: Fix is possible... read more

July 6, 2016 by -
 
JD Power 2015 Initial Quality Study

JD Power 2015 Initial Quality Study: Good News For U.S., South Korea, Europe, Bad News For Japan

Research powerhouse J.D. Power has released its 2015 Initial Quality Study of U.S. vehicles, and it's full of interesting info for anyone in need of a new car. Along with its... read more June 18, 2015 by


 
Car crash

U.S. Road Deaths Are Falling, But Here's Where They're On The Rise

Yes, we’re getting safer, and road deaths are falling (slightly), both in the U.S. and over a broad group of countries that are working together to improve safety. Yet... read more May 29, 2015 by


 
Audi of America stormed Capitol Hill over the weekend and staged a 'TDI Party'

Is The Diesel Dead?

The U.S. can be confusing to Europeans. They don't understand our versions of football or coffee, and please don't get them started on our waistlines. (After an eye-opening... read more March 23, 2015 by


 
Autobahn, Kamener Kreuz, Rush Hour (photo by Dirk Vorderstraße)

Germany Toys With Tolls Targeting Foreign Drivers

Germany is known for many things -- some good, some bad. In the former category: beer, soccer, and precision engineering. In the latter: bureaucracy, sock/sandal combos... read more July 10, 2014 by


 
London anti-Uber taxi protest: June 11, 2014 (photo by Flickr user David Holt)

Uber Alles? European Cab Drivers Rally To Save Traditional Taxis, But It May Be Too Late

There are lots of great ways to make friends: a simple smile, a handshake, offerings of fudge. Upending an entire industry that employs millions of people around the world?... read more June 12, 2014 by


 
Volvo ‘Drive Me’ autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

Will Europe Beat Us To Driverless Cars?

Car companies like Toyota are planning to roll out the first wave of autonomous vehicles by the "mid-2010s". Here in America, government regulators are worried that such a... read more May 20, 2014 by


 
Tesla Store Los Angeles [photo: Misha Bruk / MBH Architects]

Tesla Begins Sales & Supercharging Blitz; Growth In Europe & Asia To Outpace North America By 2015

Tesla is America's golden child. Its Model S sedan is hugely popular (and hugely stunning). Its earnings and stock prices are up. And now, it's being hailed as America's... read more March 7, 2014 by


 
Distracted driving

The Gift Of Gab: More US Drivers Than Europeans Use Phones On The Road

You know it, we know it, everyone knows it: distracted driving is a problem, and it's getting worse. But where is the problem worst of all? You'd think that since cell phones... read more March 20, 2013 by 1


 
car crash at intersection after running red light

What Can Europe Teach The U.S. About Reducing Traffic Fatalities?

When it comes to traffic fatalities, there's good news and bad news: Good news: the U.S. fatality rate has reached an all-time low. Bad news: according to the National... read more January 24, 2013 by 2


 
2013 Ford Fusion

Ford Has Biggest Third Quarter Ever, Thanks To U.S. Sales

Ford Motor Company has announced its best-ever third quarter, with pre-tax profits totaling nearly $2.2 billion. There are a lot of people to thank for those results, but... read more October 31, 2012 by 0


 
Traffic in China

Americans Own Fewer Cars Than Europeans, More Than Chinese

We live in exciting times. Cell phones and jet planes have made the world vastly smaller. The internet has radically changed the way we communicate and do business. And... read more August 20, 2012 by 4


 
Ford logo

Ford Still Profitable, But Hampered By Europe

Ford released its second-quarter earnings report this morning, and among all the charts and bulletpoints, there's both good news and bad. We'll start with the good: Ford... read more July 25, 2012 by 0


 
Ford and Instagram #Fiestagram Photo Competition

Win A Ford Fiesta In The Ford, Instagram #Fiestagram Contest

Would you like a new Ford Fiesta? Do you own an iPhone? Do you happen to live in Europe? If you answered "yes" to all three of those questions, we've got good news for you... read more October 12, 2011 by 0


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze

J.D. Power: Chinese Avoid Chinese Car Brands (But Love GM)

A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned a survey that showed Americans' growing dissatisfaction with domestic brands. On the other side of the Pacific, there's a similar story to... read more July 14, 2011 by 5


 
Infiniti Digital Art Competition

Infiniti Launches Art Competition To Tout Its Design DNA

Calling all artists: Japanese luxury automaker Infiniti is sponsoring a digital art competition. Be forewarned, however, that it comes with strings attached. The gist... read more July 7, 2011 by 0


 

 
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