October 18th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Chevrolet says it will offer a diesel engine mated to either a 9 speed automatic or 6 speed manual transmission in the Cruze sedan this year. The same powertrain choices will be available in the Cruze hatchback in 2018.
September 27th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
As the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal moves into its second year, the US Justice department is considering how large a criminal fine it can levy against the company without putting it out of business.
September 24th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
China and the US reported that they spend more than $20 billion dollars a year on "inefficient" fossil fuel subsidies. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
September 11th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Volkswagen has taken its lumps over the past year. Last September, the International Council on Clean Transportation, after independent emissions tests, [&hellip
August 9th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
GM says it would like to take over leadership in diesel engine technology now that Volkswagen has fumbled the ball so badly. It also wants to use more CVTs in its cars.
July 19th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
New York, Massachusetts, and Maryland have filed suit in state courts seeking damages for illegal Volkswagen diesel emissions. The suits name names and tell who knew about the software cheating and when.
July 14th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
CARB has rejected a plan by Volkswagen to fix non-conforming V-6 diesel engines in cars sold in California. The company is still a long way from resolving its diesel emissions cheating scandal.
July 1st, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
ExxonMobil says it now favors a carbon tax, but one that will not alter its bottom line. It's progress, but only barely so.
June 28th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
On June 28, Volkswagen and federal officials will present a proposed settlement to law suits resulting from its diesel emissions cheating scandal. The total pay out may exceed $15,000,000,000.
June 27th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
On Friday of last week, the German legislature passed a ban on fracking, to be reviewed in 5 years. Also last week, Berlin voted to divest is pension fund of fossil fuel stocks.
June 21st, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Volkswagen may be preparing to abandon diesel engines entirely as it plans how to meet future emissions standards. German authorities have also announced a probe of all members of the Volkswagen board over suspected stock manipulation.
May 17th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
BMW will offer its largest car, the 7 Series sedan, with a 4 turbo diesel engine starting in June. The car is more powerful but uses less fuel than the current car.
May 6th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
Elon Musk and Bill McKibben have called this week for a revolt against fossil fuels. They argue that the only way to protect the earth from cataclysmic climate change is to stop using fossil fuels immediately.