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'Near-zero' diesel cheaper way to cut NOx than electric cars, says diesel lobbying group

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A prominent lobbying group believes environmental remediation funds from Volkswagen diesel settlements should be spent on new "clean" diesel vehicles. emissions plug-in cars Commercial vehicle Volkswagen diesel scandalThe settlement for 2.0-liter TDI cars approved last year requires VW to pay $2.7

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Study suggests every European diesel maker cheated on EU tests

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The Volkswagen diesel scandal has thrown a bright spotlight on the way new cars and trucks are tested for compliance with emissions standards. Europe emissions Fuel Economy Volkswagen diesel scandalThe German carmaker's use of illegal "defeat device" software showed the limitations of laboratory emissions tests in dramatic fashion.

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When will electric cars cost no more than equivalent diesels? VW says 2025

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Diesels costs VW Group plug-in cars Volkswagen diesel scandalThe point at which electric cars will become truly cost competitive with internal-combustion cars is a subject of vigorous discussion by advocates and skeptics alike. Even if the cost of electric cars doesn't drop.

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What will VW do with TDI diesel buyback cars? It's not what you think

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Within weeks, Volkswagen and Audi will starting buying back thousands of 2.0-liter diesel cars sold between 2009 and 2015.

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Every diesel brand in Europe emits more than VW, says new report

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that Volkswagen used illegal "defeat device" software that allowed its diesel cars to cheat emissions tests. The VW diesel scandal may be just the beginning, though. Europe emissions EU Study Volkswagen diesel scandalIt's been a year since the U.S.

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VW diesel probe finally reaches to top; former CEO Winterkorn investigated by German prosecutors

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German prosecutors have extended a probe into Volkswagen's use of "defeat device" software in diesel cars to former CEO Martin Winterkorn. TDI VW Germany Martin Winterkorn Volkswagen diesel scandal

2017 28

German shareholders sue VW over diesel emission scandal

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Volkswagen has another lawsuit on its hands related to the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal. TDI VW lawsuit Volkswagen diesel scandalIn addition to suits filed by hundreds of disgruntled customers and dozens of regulatory agencies in various countries, VW shareholders in Germany are now suing the company.

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Court orders full reimbursement for VW diesel owner in Germany

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A lot has been said about Volkswagen's use of "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests, but a German court may win the prize for most-creative description. VW "defeat device" software is like putting horse meat in lasagna, three German judges decreed during a recent hearing related to the diesel scandal.

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Diesels Still Needed For Truck Fuel Economy Despite VW Scandal: Advocate

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He's executive director of the Diesel Technology Forum, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of diesel engines, fuel, and technology. With the Volkswagen diesel-emission scandal soon to enter its sixth month with no signs of resolution, Green.

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5 more VW diesel execs indicted, including R&D head, after weekend arrest

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All stemmed from the Volkswagen diesel scandal that erupted in September 2015. TDI VW VW Group fbi Volkswagen diesel scandalOn Wednesday, six senior VW Group executives were indicted by the Justice Department on multiple counts of conspiracy and intent to defraud. Over the.

2017 28

Audi Produces e-Diesel Fuel From Water, CO2, Renewable Energy

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That''s especially true when it comes to diesel, where the loose "biodiesel" category is being expanded to include a new variety of synthetic fuels. These experimental diesel alternatives are chemically identical to petroleum-based diesel--meaning they can be used. Biofuels Carbon Footprint biodiesel renewable diesel fuel

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What can VW diesel owners buy now? Perhaps a Chevy Cruze diesel?

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diesel market. That means current Volkswagen diesel owners not put off by the. General Motors TDI Volkswagen diesel scandalFollowing the revelation that it used illegal "defeat device" software to cheat on emissions tests, Volkswagen has essentially walked away from the U.S.

2016 25

What will VW do with 400,000 dirty diesel cars it buys back?

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After nine long months, the details of the VW diesel emission proposed settlement are out—hundreds of pages of them in at least 18 documents.

2016 41

EU starts legal action against Germany, UK for failing to act on diesel emissions

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The Volkswagen diesel scandal has led to numerous lawsuits against the German automaker in multiple countries. Europe emissions lawsuit EU Volkswagen diesel scandalBut now regulatory agencies in European countries have become caught up in the legal fallout from VW's emissions cheating. and five other nations. DON'T MISS: Every.

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How Do Modern Diesel Engines Work? VW Explains It On Video?

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Green VW Videos Volkswagen diesel scandalVolkswagen has a lot of explaining to do.

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VW executive arrested by FBI on diesel emission conspiracy charges

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The Volkswagen diesel emission scandal erupted in September 2015 when. VW VW Group fbi Volkswagen diesel scandalThe head of VW Group's U.S. regulatory compliance group was arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation this weekend on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States.

2017 20

Where VW Fights Its Diesel-Cheating Lawsuits Matters.A Lot

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After admitting to installing "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat emissions tests, Volkswagen will go a through a long--and expensive--process to rectify things. In addition to paying to fix the affected diesel cars, it will likely face criminal penalties from regulatory bodies in multiple countries.

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VW To Release Diesel Cheating Report At April Annual Meeting

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As it continues to fight a losing public-relations battle over the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal, Volkswagen is preparing to release the results of an internal investigation of the matter. emissions TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Blue Crude synthetic diesel fuel cuts carbon by 85 percent

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Fuels produced from plant feedstocks are touted by many as a viable and lower-carbon alternative to traditional gasoline or diesel. That's where a new type of diesel fuel. emissions Germany Norway synthetic fuel synthetic diesel

2016 29

Bosch reaches $327.5M settlement agreement for 2.0L and 3.0L VW diesels in US

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Bosch has entered into a settlement agreement with private claimants in the US in order to settle the most substantial part of the civil law proceedings pending in connection with Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesel vehicles that were sold in the US. Diesel Emissions Engines Regulationsengines for model years 2009 through 2016.

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ICCT: New RDE regulations not enough to control diesel car NOx fully; additional actions required

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For the study, the team analyzed an extensive set of diesel car emissions data using modeling of the boundary conditions of the RDE regulation.

2017 28

Ignore VW Diesels, Make Company Sell Electric Cars: Tesla CEO Musk, 44 Others

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It will cost a huge sum, likely billions of dollars, to make Volkswagen fix all of the 482,000 TDI diesel vehicles it has admitted use "defeat device" software to ignore emission laws. TDI VW California Air Resources Board CARB Volkswagen diesel scandal

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VW diesel settlement details: buybacks, payments, modifications, fines, more details

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More than nine months after the Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal came to light, the full details of the proposed final settlement between VW and the EPA were released this morning by Judge Charles Breyer. emissions TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandal

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VW Buybacks, Payments For Hard-To-Fix Diesels Will Cost Billions

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Hundreds of thousands of diesel-VW owners are waiting to find out how their cars will be updated to meet emissions standards, once modifications are approved by regulators. Green TDI VW VW Group Volkswagen diesel scandalBut the costs of the entire affair remain to be.

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Study shows renewable diesel from crude tall oil is a high quality drop-in fuel for off-road engines

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A team from the University of Vaasa (Finland) and UPM-Kymmene Corporation has examined how the blends of fossil and renewable diesel produced from crude tall oil (CTO) affect the performance and exhaust emissions of the modern common-rail off-road diesel engine. UPM BioVerno renewable diesel is produced from wood-based tall oil.

2016 43

'Clean Diesel' Is Dead Forever: Bob Lutz On VW's Culture Of Fear

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That would be, of course, the ongoing Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal. emissions Bob Lutz Ferdinand Piech Volkswagen diesel scandalFormer General Motors product czar Bob Lutz has never been shy about sharing his opinions on the industry he's worked in for decades. DON'T MISS: Former GM Product Czar.

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EPA To Demand More Electric Cars From VW To Settle Diesel Scandal: Report

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EPA TDI VW plug-in cars Volkswagen diesel scandalA German newspaper has suggested that the Environmental Protection Agency wants Volkswagen to build electric cars at its assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The agency also wants Volkswagen to help build a nationwide network of DC fast-charging sites for plug-in electric vehicles.

Audi V-6 TDI Diesels May Require Only Simple Fixes: CEO

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While Volkswagen has submitted details of proposed fixes for its 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI diesel models to the EPA, no details of the changes required have emerged. But for the other set of VW Group diesel engines, the 3.0-liter V-6 TDI units used in Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen vehicles, Audi's CEO says the fix may be simple.

Renault & partners show research prototypes: 2-cyl. 2-stroke diesel, 48V mild-hybrid diesel, delivery EV

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POWERFUL two-cylinder, two-stroke diesel. HYDIVU is a 48V mild-hybrid diesel solution to bring down consumption and emissions in LCVs.

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Audi introduces Q7 e-tron quattro diesel PHEV SUV at Geneva; 138 mpg US

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hybrid drive system, and the first diesel plug-in hybrid with quattro drive in its segment. Diesel Hybrids Plug-ins The Q7 e?tron miles).

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Why VW diesel owners should get full price in buyback: opinion

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If Judge Charles Breyer signs the final settlement among Volkswagen, the EPA, and a California agency tomorrow, buyback offers will start to go out sometime next month to owners of almost half a million VW and Audi diesel cars. TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandalHowever, not every owner plans to participate in the settlement.

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VW Deepens Diesel-Scandal Woes With Denials, Confrontation, Muddled Messages

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emissions TDI VW Germany Communications Volkswagen diesel scandalBy this point, the principles of corporate crisis-management communications are pretty well established.

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New 1.6L diesel in 2018 Chevrolet Equinox related to Opel’s 1.6L CDTi Whisper Diesel

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The new 1.6-liter diesel engine to be offered in the US in the 2018 Equinox ( earlier post ) is similar to Opel’s 1.6L CDTi Whisper Diesel ( earlier post ) in Europe, and is derived from a common Italian-German-American medium diesel engine design, according to GM. Diesel EnginesThe first application of the 1.6L

VW settlement with EPA announced over diesel emission scandal (updated)

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Environmental Protection Agency said today that they had reached an agreement on a plan to address hundreds of thousands of diesel vehicles sold over six years deliberately designed to violate U.S. emissions EPA VW California Air Resources Board Volkswagen diesel scandalVolkswagen and the U.S. emission laws.

2016 28

VW Diesel V-6 Engines Used By Audi, Porsche Have Cheat Software Too: EPA

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At that event, the EPA revealed that some 3.0-liter V-6 TDI diesel engines used by Audi, Porsche, and. emissions EPA TDI Cayenne Diesel Touareg TDI A6 TDI A7 TDI A8 TDI Q5 TDI Volkswagen diesel scandalSometimes there's no substitute for having a reporter right at a press event--with a smartphone. David Shepardson, D.C.

California Rejects VW Diesel Fix Plan: 'Gaps,' 'Lacks Detail'

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It seems owners of Volkswagen diesel cars equipped with illegal "defeat device" software will have to wait longer for a recall to update their cars. The plan submitted by VW in November to modify its 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI diesel models has been rejected by the regulatory agencies that must approve those fixes.

2016 28

VW: Small Group Of Engineers Built Diesel Cheat Software From 2005

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regulations for its diesel-emissions cheating. The company says a small group of engineers were responsible for the "defeat device" software that allowed diesel cars to cheat on U.S. emissions VW software Volkswagen diesel scandalVolkswagen now blames a small group of engineers unable to meet stiff U.S. emissions tests.

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VW Diesel Owners In Canada Get Their 'Goodwill' Offer Too

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While customers continue to wait for details of a recall on TDI diesel cars equipped with "defeat device" software, Volkswagen's U.S. It included gift cards and free roadside assistance for owners of the 482,000 affected 2009 through 2015 model year 2.0-liter diesel cars in the U.S. Canada TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandal

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Diesel-electric hybrid Jaguar 'J-Pace' test mule spotted in U.K.

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Now Jaguar engineers have been spotted testing a prototype SUV, not with an all-electric powertrain, but rather a diesel-electric powertrain. Diesel hybrid plug-in cars Jaguar Land RoverMany hints have emerged recently to indicate that Jaguar will soon launch an all-electric SUV to compete with the Tesla Model X.

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Illegal VW Diesel Emissions: Tallying Public Health Damage

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It's clear that the Volkswagen TDI diesel cars equipped with illegal "defeat device" software have contributed to a significant amount of extra air pollution. TDI VW health Volkswagen diesel scandalSome of the affected models were found to emit up to 35 times the legal levels of nitrogen oxides. DON'T MISS: Volkswagen.

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