Via CleanTechnica: I discovered in the comment thread of Jo’s first piece on the Volkswagen diesel scandal that one of our frequent commenters here on CleanTechnica used to work for the EPA, and part of his work was to find “defeat devices” — that is, devices auto companies used to trick EPA emissions tests. As shocking and […]
People who bought VW diesels in 2009 were eligible for a $1300 green car tax credit, only the cars aren’t green, and VW could be in trouble with the IRS.
That $18 Billion fine? That was calculated from 482,000 cars that cheated EPA tests. That number just shot up to more than 11 million cars!
VW CEO Martink Winterkorn has issued a public apology for manipulating EPA test results- a move which has already cost the company billions of dollars!
The 2016 Audi R8 is ditching its 4.2 liter V8 due to strict taxes in China, but the 2.9 liter turbo V6 we might get instead could be a total, 450 HP gem!
The EPA has awarded Mercedes-Benz extra fuel economy credits for bringing start-stop and other efficient technologies to its entire fleet of luxury cars.
OSU is asserting itself as THE go-to school for aspiring motorsports engineers by once again winning a major competition – this time, it’s the DOE’s EcoCAR.
China has decided that it must junk up to 6 million of the oldest and dirtiest cars on the road to help reduce pollution in major cities
An increase in pollution caused by graphite mines throughout China has led to more than 50 of the mines and processing plants being shut down.
Volvo first announced its new Drive-E lineup of bonkers, there-is-definitely-horse-in-these-meatballs engines fitted with both turbochargers AND superchargers late last summer. According to Volvo, the company had spent nearly $11 billion in developing its new engine programs, which the company hoped would make larger engined cars from competitors’ models feel like “dinosaurs”.
There’s no nice way to say it: the air pollution in China is bad. The problem is so severe, in fact, that the Chinese government decided to slash number of new cars people can put on the road and has even contemplated instituting the death penalty to curb pollution, with little effect. In a bid […]
– CO2-adjusted fuel economy of Honda and Acura automobiles up 9.5% – CO2 emissions intensity of automobile production in N.A. down 16.2% – CO2 emissions intensity of product shipments in the U.S. down 8% – CO2 emissions intensity of service parts shipments…
When I was at Ford’s technology conference back in June, I balked at Bill Ford Jr.’s comments about Ford waiting for the government to issue a “National Energy Policy” favoring one alternative fuel – be it ethanol, CNG, biodiesel, etc. – over the others before Ford was willing to “swing for the fences” on alt-fuel […]
WASHINGTON, DC, November 18, 2013 (ENS) – Just extending the emissions and fuel-quality standards already in force in the world’s largest vehicle markets could avert more than 210,000 early deaths in 2030, finds a new report by the nonprofit International…
LOS ANGELES, California, November 22, 2013 (ENS) – The Honda Accord has been chosen as the Green Car of the Year® 2014, but this year the award goes not to just one model but three: the Accord, Accord Hybrid, and Accord Plug-In Hybrid. “Green Car…
China’s rapid commercial growth has led to almost inconceivable air pollution in its major cities. In the last month alone, high levels of pollution have forced China to all but shut down the northeastern city of Harbin, a major city with a population of nearly 11 million people. In addition to threatening the country’s deadliest […]
First announced way back in 2009, Aston Martin’s tiny Cygnet city-car was to be the ideal “daily driver” for Aston’s GT-driving customers. Based on the Toyota Scion iQ microcar, the Cygnet offered commuters easy parking and good MPG in a super-luxurious package trimmed with the finest woods, leathers, and more. The fact that the Cygnet […]
In the past, we’ve written about the dangers of harmful emissions from diesels and the clear and present dangers of commuting. We’ve talked about the American Lung Association’s Minnesota division coming out in favor of cleaner-burning fuels, and we’ve talked about the Chinese government threatening to enforce emissions laws with the death penalty. Until now, […]
According to the official press release, Volvo has spent nearly $11 billion in developing its new engine programs – the Volvo i-ART diesels and its flywheel hybrid system included – and believes that its new, high-efficiency 4-cylinder engines will make larger engined cars from competitors feel like “dinosaurs”.
Porsche’s next special edition will be a low-emissions, low-mass, and low-tech entry level 911 dubbed “the Blu Edition” as a follow-up to its recent recognition for green-tech leadership and the success of its sold-out Panamera hybrid.