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.
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.
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.
Volkswagen has taken its lumps over the past year. Last September, the International Council on Clean Transportation, after independent emissions tests, was the first to claim Volkswagen diesel emissions — especially NOx — were many times greater than advertised. Instead of being the prince of clean diesel technology, it became the dark knight of dirty diesel […]
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.
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.
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.
ExxonMobil says it now favors a carbon tax, but one that will not alter its bottom line. It’s progress, but only barely so.
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.
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.
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.
On June 2, Scotland’s parliament voted to impose a moratorium on fracking within the country. The vote was 32 – 29. The narrow margin of victory for the anti-fracking measure came as the result of a united effort by three of Scotland’s political parties — the Scottish Greens, the Liberal Democrats, and the Labour Party.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Koch Brothers are not happy that anyone but them should get government subsidies and they want to put a stop to it – just as long as it doesn’t endanger the billions in government subsidies that benefit them.
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.
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.
This 11th and final article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — is a summary of the whole report. Of course, I encourage you to read through the entire report, at least in parts here on CleanTechnica (where you can also dive into the comments under […]