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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: $10.2 billion settlement reached, diesel owners lose $1500 resale value

Volkswagen Dieselgate update: $10.2 billion settlement reached, diesel owners lose $1500 resale value

It's a gloomy day across much of Europe, with markets in turmoil after UK residents voted to "Brexit" the EU. Volkswagen isn't doing much to improve matters: thanks to its ongoing Dieselgate scandal, the company is poised to make a massive payout to the U.S. (and its diesel owners), one employee is... read more

June 24, 2016 by -
 
Apple car conceived by children's book author Richard Scarry

Rumor: Apple sets up shop in Berlin, picks Magna to build the electric 'iCar'

The rumors began to circulate in February 2015: Apple is building an electric car. Since then, numerous signs have suggested that the rumor is true, and Apple has done... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
VW Logo

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... read more April 19, 2016 by


 
2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Volkswagen To Begin Diesel Recalls In Germany With Nearly 2.5 Million Vehicles

Last week, news broke that Volkswagen had submitted plans to repair most of its illegally engineered diesels in Europe. Now, reports have emerged that indicate the automaker... read more November 30, 2015 by


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

Uber, But Not For Alles: Germany Bans Uber Nationwide

As we've mentioned before, European cab drivers hate Uber. They've shouted, they've protested, they've clogged city streets, but they haven't done much to halt the spread of... read more September 2, 2014 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


 
2014 Volkswagen Scirocco

Volkswagen Labor Leader Vows To Stop VW's Investment In Tennessee & The South

Earlier this week, we reported that, despite years of campaigning by the United Automobile Workers, employees at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee voted against... read more February 19, 2014 by


 
car on fire

Berlin Car Burnings Have Authorities Wondering What Comes Next

Burning cars in Germany’s capital city is nothing new; in fact, it’s been occurring for years, mainly as a protest against rising rents and gentrification. In the... read more August 22, 2011 by 1


 
That's not a car transporter... Image: CEN

Borat's Brothers Bungle Budget Bring-Back

If we learned nothing else from Borat, we learned this: life in the glorious nation of Kazakhstan is different than life in the United States. Borat and his brothers have a... read more June 15, 2011 by 5


 
2011 MINI Cooper

To Win A Brand-New Mini Cooper, He Got Tattooed WHERE?

The facts are simple. A German radio station ran a contest giving away a brand-new Mini to whichever listener pulled off the craziest stunt to win. A 39-year-old man, Andreas... read more January 26, 2011 by 0


 
Porsche's Facebook page

Facebookers: Want Your Name Engraved On A Porsche? There's Still Time!

A few weeks ago, Porsche launched a massive campaign to reach the one million mark on its Facebook page. As an incentive to get users to "like" Porsche, the company offered... read more December 22, 2010 by 0


 
German man pranks Google Street View

Naked Man, Woman In Labor, Prank Google Street View

Google Street View has recently been embroiled in a number of high-profile trials over privacy violations -- and in the middle of all that hubbub, Google has been trying to... read more November 30, 2010 by 0


 
The Google Street View Car

More Bad News For Google Maps Fans: Street View Broke British Law

Two weeks ago, a Canadian court found Google guilty of breaking privacy laws when its Street View vehicles collected data from wifi networks as they roamed the Great White... read more November 4, 2010 by 0


 
The Google Street View Car

Google Street View Raises Questions About Privacy, We Provide Answers

Last spring and summer, Google was embroiled in a brief but heated scandal involving data collection for its Street View service. America hasn't seen much fallout from the... read more October 21, 2010 by 2


 
Screencap from AutoNOMOS Labs self-driving taxi

Video: Yes, You Can Finally Drive Your Car With An iPad. Well, Almost.

Last week, Google shared its new self-driving cars with the world, and Android acolytes said that it was good. Now Apple fanboys have cause to celebrate -- in their cool... read more October 18, 2010 by 0


 
Screencap from Opel's design contest website

Design Students: Opel Wants You To Create A 'Lounge In Motion'

Like Whitney Houston, Opel believes that children are the future -- of cars. The German subsidiary of General Motors has just launched a contest for design students, with the... read more October 13, 2010 by 0


 

 
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