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Volkswagen and others not so excited about electric cars, resist EV-friendly regs in Europe

Volkswagen and others not so excited about electric cars, resist EV-friendly regs in Europe

Back in October, about three weeks after the Dieselgate scandal began making headlines, Volkswagen announced a major change in strategy--one that involved focusing far more attention on electric cars. But oh, what a difference a few months can make. A study published earlier this week shows that... read more

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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... read more April 22, 2016 by


 
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VW to offer buyback program for polluting TDI diesels, report says

Owners of late-model Volkswagen diesel vehicles in the U.S. have been in a figurative free fall of uncertainties for nearly seven months. They’ve been without clear... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
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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... read more April 19, 2016 by


 
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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... read more April 11, 2016 by


 
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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... read more April 4, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

2012-2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI recalled (not for the reason you think)

Volkswagen has recalled 2012, 2013, and 2014 models of the Volkswagen Passat TDI--but not for the reason you might think. Although those diesel models are equipped software... read more April 1, 2016 by


 
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2011-2016 Volkswagen Touareg, Porsche Cayenne recalled for brake flaw: 135,000 vehicles affected

This morning, sibling brands VW and Porsche issued recalls for 2011-2016 models of the VW Touareg and the Porsche Cayenne. According the National Highway Traffic Safety... read more March 28, 2016 by


 
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Volkswagen Dieselgate update: dealers ask for reparations, fix deadline passes

In this week's Volkswagen Dieselgate update, the automaker misses an important deadline, dealers demand compensation to see them through the scandal, and Kentucky files a... read more March 25, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)

Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Dealers' Susan Powter moment, worker alleges diesel data deletion

It's Friday, and that means it's time for a review of the week's headlines related to Volkswagen's ongoing Dieselgate crisis. Over the past few days, VW U.S. dealers had... read more March 18, 2016 by


 
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... read more March 11, 2016 by


 
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... read more March 9, 2016 by


 
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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... read more March 4, 2016 by


 
2009 Volkswagen Routan

2009 Volkswagen Routan Recalled For Airbag Problem (Not The One You Think)

Volkswagen has issued a recall for the 2009 VW Routan to repair its airbag system. Despite Volkswagen's involvement in the massive Takata recall scandal, though, the Routan's... read more February 29, 2016 by


 
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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"... read more February 26, 2016 by


 
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... read more February 15, 2016 by


 

 
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