Reports of diesel's death are greatly exaggerated

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The fallout from the Volkswagen diesel scandal has cost the fuel plenty of not-so-great headlines, but the idea that diesel will soon die off entirely for passenger vehicles simply isn't true. A report in The Car Connection compiled the proof to show diesel is far from its deathbed. There remain more diesel vehicles on sale today than there have. Diesels diesel fuel

2017 29

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. Since news of the scandal broke almost a year ago, other discrepancies.

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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 billion into a trust, managed by a third party. Volkswagen agreed to put an additional $225 million into the trust.

2017 24

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. But could tougher emissions standards help push the cost of electric and internal-combustion powertrains toward convergence? Even if the cost of electric cars doesn't drop.

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What Ordinary Germans Think About VW’s Diesel Emission Scandal

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The revelation last fall that Volkswagen had intentionally covered up the true emission levels of several diesel-powered cars, including some sold under premium brands Audi and Porsche, came as a shock to many--not least those of us in the media. Green TDI VW VW Group Volkswagen diesel scandal

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. They claim Volkswagen violated German capital-markets law by not reporting.

2016 41

Judge approves VW diesel V-6 settlement, last major piece of scandal

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The Volkswagen diesel cheating saga has closed another chapter as a U.S. TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandaljudge approved a proposed settlement for V-6 powered vehicles, the final major U.S. piece of the entire scandal. In total, Volkswagen will pay $1.22 billion in settlements with owners and to modify or buy back 88,500 3.0-liter V-6 TDI powered vehicles in the United States.

2017 22

VW Group cars had highest recall rates, even before diesel scandal

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disclosed Volkswagen's use of illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests. VW Volkswagen diesel scandalIt's been over a year since the U.S. But VW had another dirty little secret waiting to come to light. That is its recall rate: cars from its Volkswagen and Audi brands have had the highest rate of recalls.

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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. pickup VW CAFE Corporate Average Fuel Economy Truck Volkswagen diesel scandalAllen Schaeffer probably doesn't have the easiest job these days.

2016 43

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 Cars are getting more efficient, but the fuels that power them may soon change too.

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Modified European VW diesels 'undrivable,' say some owners

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Most of the Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars sold in the U.S. That's not the case in Europe, where the impacts of the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal are still playing out. Roughly 11 million cars with TDI diesel engines were. Europe VW VW Group Volkswagen diesel scandalfrom 2009 through 2015 are likely to be bought back from their owners, probably leaving fewer than 100,000 on U.S. roads.

2017 20

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. TDI VW youtube Volkswagen diesel scandal

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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. The company has indicated that it will not return to selling its TDI models here in large numbers anytime soon.

2016 25

VW pleads guilty to felonies in diesel emission scandal

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On Friday, Volkswagen pleaded guilty to three criminal charges related to its use of illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests. Entry of the plea is the latest step toward resolving the criminal aspect of Volkswagen's diesel scandal in the U.S. TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandalA settlement between VW and the U.S. Justice Department was announced.

2017 20

Volvo's current diesels may be its last: CEO

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Diesel has had an increasing rough ride during the current decade—scandals, emission crackdowns, a push for electric vehicles—and it's becoming clear that some automakers are reaching their limits. That includes Volvo, whose chief executive officer has declared its newest generation of diesel engines may be its last, according to. Plug-In Hybrids Future Cars Diesel cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

2017 13

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

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Since it was revealed in September that the company installed "defeat device" software on diesel cars that allowed them to cheat on emissions tests, VW has been slow to discuss what it plans to do with the affected cars. Green VW Videos Volkswagen diesel scandal

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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. Detroit California Volkswagen diesel scandal

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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 scandalThe report on the use of "defeat device" software to cheat on emissions tests will be released at the company's annual shareholder meeting on April 21.

2016 34

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 scandalWinterkorn, who resigned shortly after the existence of VW "defeat device" software was revealed by the EPA last September, has said he had no knowledge of the emissions-manipulating software until shortly.

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 scandalIndeed, it may not be practically possible for VW to modify 325,000 of those cars--and it would cost the company less simply to buy them back and scrap them.

2015 46

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 dieselBut the need to dedicate large swaths of land to growing crops for fuel, and the need to ensure all vehicles are compatible with these "biofuels," has limited their practicality.

2016 29

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. TDI VW Germany lawsuit Volkswagen diesel scandal

2017 21

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. The charges include conspiracy to defraud the United States, to defraud customers, and to violate the Clean Air Act. Over the.

2017 28

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 scandalAnd Volkswagen Group has clearly been tarnished by the emission-cheating scandal, which affects 11 million cars worldwide. But the costs of the entire affair remain to be.

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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. The European Union began legal action Thursday against Germany, the U.K., and five other nations. DON'T MISS: Every.

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'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. So it's not surprising that he has a few thoughts on one of the biggest news stories of the past month. DON'T MISS: Former GM Product Czar.

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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. Owners of the TDI diesel vehicles from Audi and Volkswagen fitted with "defeat device" software between 2009 and 2015 must now decide what to. emissions TDI VW Volkswagen diesel scandal

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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. 48V mild-hybrid diesel LCV Click to enlarge. POWERFUL two-stroke diesel. Diesel Electric (Battery) Engines Hybrids

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. The study, published in the journal Fuel , used four different fuel blends of low-sulfur fossil diesel fuel oil and CTO renewable fuel, UPM BioVerno (HB): HB10, HB20, HB50, and HB100.

2016 43

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. Those actions would be part of an overall settlement of the.

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. Green TDI Volkswagen diesel scandal

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

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in hybrid drive system, and the first diesel plug-in hybrid with quattro drive in its segment. Together with the diesel engine, the car can cover a total distance of 1,410 kilometers (876.1 liters of diesel fuel per 100 kilometers (138.4 Diesel Hybrids Plug-ins

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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. Oliver Schmidt led the German automaker's regulatory compliance during 2014 and the early part of 2015.

2017 21

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. A company with a looming PR catastrophe needs to respond immediately, keep one trustworthy and high-level executive in front of the cameras, repeatedly promise the company will make good, and communicate early and often with affected consumers.

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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. bureau chief for The Detroit News, attended a press conference held by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today.

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.

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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. NO x emissions are controlled via a Selective Catalyst Reduction (SCR) after-treatment system that uses urea-based Diesel (Emission) Exhaust Fluid (DEF). Diesel Engines

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. EPA TDI VW California Air Resources Board Volkswagen diesel scandal

2016 28

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. The opinion piece below, from our reader Paul Hayes.

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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. The software was created when engineers realized that the company's cars.

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