Driving bans hitting new diesel car demand; Vienna, Liverpool set for bans too

March 07, 2017

As Vienna and Liverpool become the latest cities to consider banning diesel cars, the fallout following Dieselgate is finally starting to depress demand, new prices and residual values...

FCA cleared as Italian diesel probe finds no defeat devices

March 06, 2017


FCA faces US state and federal probes as emissions crisis widens

March 03, 2017


German OEMs say SCR refits for older diesels impossible

March 02, 2017


EU Parliament blames national governments for Dieselgate crisis

March 02, 2017


Volkswagen Group back in profit despite emissions scandal

February 28, 2017

The Volkswagen (VW) Group has returned to profit after its biggest ever loss in 2015, despite provisions for damages related to its diesel emissions scandal ballooning towards €22.6 billion...

Volkswagen may face UK investigation over emissions scandal

February 22, 2017


Volkswagen making progress with unions over turnaround plan

February 22, 2017

Volkswagen’s union representatives and senior executives have both said they are making progress in discussions to solve the conflict over the implementation of the embattled company's post-Dieselgate turnaround plan...

EU losing patience with national regulators over emissions probes

February 14, 2017


Nissan used defeat device in Qashqai, court rules as PSA referred to French prosecutors

February 13, 2017

A South Korean court has upheld government accusations against Nissan that the carmaker used an emissions defeat device in its best-selling Qashqai SUV. Meanwhile, in what may be the final straw for current diesel technology, PSA Group has been referred to French prosecutors and accused of emissions cheating...

Italian FCA diesel probe omitted key tests

February 10, 2017


Rapid EV roll-out expected from 2020 as VW is sued by fish distributor

February 08, 2017


EU piles pressure on Italy as deadline set for response to FCA emissions accusations

February 03, 2017


Mild hybrids to replace diesels as fuel-saving choice

January 31, 2017

Ever since the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal, diesel cars have had an image problem, and air pollution pressures have gathered pace. However, internal combustion engine technologies will have to endure, and continue to innovate, until longer-range electric cars are affordable, or hydrogen technologies gather pace...

EU strengthens defeat device rules following VW emissions scandal

January 30, 2017

The European Commission (EC) has announced guidance that strengthens how EU counties should enforce a ban on emissions-cheating devices following the Volkswagen (VW) emissions scandal. EU officials have said the move will likely lead to the EU taking legal action against member countries that fail to take action against manufacturers that cheat diesel emissions regulations...

Compensation momentum grows as VW ordered to buy back emissions-cheating Skoda by German court

January 20, 2017

A second German court in a month has ordered Volkswagen Group to provide compensation over the emissions-cheating scandal. The statement from the three judges uses harsh language almost never found in court releases, underlining phrases such as ‘illegal manipulation of engine control’ and ‘illicit deviation of pertinent rules’...


French authorities now corner Citroën over exceeding emissions tests

January 19, 2017

The judicial investigation into diesel-test fixing in France has widened from Renault to Citroën, according to French daily Le Parisien. It reports that is has seen a copy of a study implicating the brand...

French emission probes could go beyond Renault as Germany calls for Fiat recall

January 17, 2017

The judicial investigation into diesel emissions test-fixing in France could widen beyond Renault following tests that show other carmakers have exceeded authorised emissions levels. Meanwhile, the months-long row between Germany and Italy over FCA (Fiat Chrysler) car emissions is escalating...

ICCT expects emissions to exceed NOx limits despite RDE tests

January 17, 2017


Diesel cars set to be banned from Oslo city centre

January 17, 2017

In a precedent for Europe, all diesel cars are to be banned from 6am to 10pm in the centre of the Norwegian capital, Oslo, until further notice. The move comes amid increasingly hostile attitudes worldwide to diesel vehicles...

FCA and Renault under investigation for using software to manipulate emissions

January 16, 2017

Whereas the Volkswagen Group has agreed a settlement with US authorities, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has now accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) of using software to manipulate the emissions of diesel engines. In addition, the European Commission is chasing FCA to prove that similar allegations made by the German Federal Office for Motor Vehicles, the Kraftfahrt Bundesamt (KBA), are not true. In a final twist, the prosecutor’s office in Paris is investigating whether Renault also used software to hide excess harmful emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx)...

VW: Reforms, indictments and investigations in Germany follow US settlement

January 13, 2017

Although the Volkswagen Group (VW) actually enjoyed a record year of vehicle sales in 2016 and has reached a concrete draft settlement with regulators in the US, its troubles are far from over. First, as part of the $4.3 billion settlement in the US, VW has had to agree to numerous concessions. Second, six company employees have been indicted and others remain under investigation. Third, the investigations in the US will not prevent ongoing legal proceedings in Germany...

Volkswagen Group posts record sales in 2016 despite Dieselgate

January 12, 2017


Diesel faces increased scrutiny as cars found to be more polluting than trucks

January 10, 2017

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has released a new study which reveals that even the latest Euro 6-compliant diesel cars emit more than double the NOx emissions of trucks and buses. According to the study, ‘data from in-use testing indicates that, in contrast to Euro 6 cars, Euro VI trucks do not systematically emit significantly more NOx in real-world, everyday operation than they are certified to.'...


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