American VW owners will receive the bulk of the settlement (as much as $10.03 billion, or as much as $10,000 per driver plus the cost of buying back their vehicle), with more budgeted for the EPA. Will other countries demand similar payouts?
Fuel economy standards will increase a projected 53% to 54.5 miles per gallon within the next decade, and tailpipe emissions will need to fall. What does Detroit think about the pending challenge? And how will they accomplish the lofty goals?
Gas producers like Wintershall or Exxon Mobil, had initially agreed to a five-year moratorium on their extraction projects, but ended up losing patience with German authorities.
The environmental remediation program is a key priority for regulators looking to undo the damage of 482,000 diesel cars that emit up to 40 times the permitted amounts of smog-forming nitrogen oxides.
The F-150 makeover took six years and cost Ford more than $1 billion. The problem: some versions of the truck don't meet the government's 2016 emission and fuel-economy mandates.
More proof that Volkswagen likely represented just the tip of a proverbial iceberg: a new German probe into the car industry shows that 16 other brands also showed emissions irregularities.
Volkswagen actually sold more vehicles worldwide during the first quarter (more than 2.5 million overall) but the company’s net profit slumped by 20.1% to 2.31 billion euros. Depending on whether you believe VW or industry analysts, the...
According to the Bild am Sonntag newspaper and testing by the German Federal Motor Vehicle Office, a Fiat model auto has displayed an emission control system that shut down after 22 minutes, just two minutes after a standard test.
State tests showed the Qashqai switched off its emission reduction device when the car temperature reached 35 degrees Celsius to stop the vehicle from overheating, whereas other cars waited until the temperature reached 50 degrees.