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 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.
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 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.
March 25th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
A judge in San Francisco this week gave the EPA and Volkswagen one more month to come up with a an agreement to settle diesel cheating scandal plaguing the German manufacturer.
February 23rd, 2016 | by Jo Borrás
A new lawsuit brought against Mercedes-Benz states that the company’s existing diesel engines pollute up to 65x the legal amount when it’s cold out
February 19th, 2016 | by Jo Borrás
Despite the trouble other manufacturers are having with diesel emissions, Mercedes is ready to double down on the tech with a 3 billion dollar investment
February 5th, 2016 | by Steve Hanley
The European parliament has passed a new law approving real world emissions testing of diesel powered vehicles. It allows manufacturers to exceed the prescribed limit for nitrous oxide emissions by a factor of two.