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?...More
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?...More
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....More
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 worst could still be ahead....More
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....More
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....More
Mitsubishi is the latest automaker linked to some sort of testing fraud. When coupled with the ongoing VW scandal, and Hyundai, Kia and Ford all linked to overstated mileage ratings or lowered ratings for hybrids, could dent consumers’ trust....More
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