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Deadline: Volkswagen Has To Submit Plan To Fix Audi, Porsche, VW Diesels Today

Today is an important day for Volkswagen. It’s the deadline for the automaker to submit another set of repair plans to the California Air Resources Board — plans to bring 3.0-liter Audi, Porsche, and VW diesels in line with emissions regulations. As you might recall, Volkswagen already proposed fixes forRead More

Diesels Doomed? Delhi Deals Death Blow In Wake Of Dieselgate

Just when diesel fans thought things couldn’t get any worse, along comes news that a high court in India has prohibited sales of some diesel vehicles until next spring. 2015 has not been a great year for diesels. In March, we discussed countries like France and England, which have beenRead More

Audi Joins VW In Gift Card Goodwill Program, Admits To Illegal Software On 3.0-Liter Diesels

Unless you’ve paid close attention to the Volkswagen “Dieselgate” headlines, you might’ve missed the fact that Audi vehicles are also installed with emissions-test-cheating software. The fact that Volkswagen’s popular, mass-market brand at the center of the scandal shares a name with its parent company has obscured the fact that otherRead More

Volkswagen’s Fix For European Diesels Gets The Green Light (But Will Owners Get The Shaft?)

It’s been more than two months since news of Volkswagen’s emissions-test cheating software first began to make headlines, and we still have no concrete details about how the company plans to fix more than 11 million vehicles affected by the Dieselgate scandal. That could soon change — at least inRead More

All VW, Audi, Porsche Diesels Have Had Illegal Software Since 2009: U.S. Fines May Hit $21.2 Billion

Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal continues its gruesome shock-and-awe assault on the world’s headlines. Late last week, the automaker finally admitted that the Environmental Protection Agency was correct when it said that Volkswagen had installed illegal emissions control software on its 3.0-liter diesel engines. In fact, in a meeting with EPA… HighRead More

“Diesels seem to be appropriate for politicians – but not for us”

Opinion 13 Nov, 2015 Politicians are bullying diesel owners- but they use diesels themselves, says columnist Mike Rutherford Latest

Volkswagen Rocked By New Allegations Of Cheating On Other VW, Porsche, Audi Diesels

The upcoming movie based on the upcoming novel based on the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal just got a new plot twist. Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accused the automaker of installing emissions-test-cheating software on over 10,000 diesel vehicles from Audi, Porsche, and VW. Until now, Volkswagen’s problems have been centered…Read More

‘Cheat Mode’ In VW Diesels: Tests Show It Boosts Performance, MPG

The so-called defeat device (otherwise called a ‘cheat mode’) that’s in up to 482,000 U.S. VW and Audi vehicles, and up to 11 million vehicles worldwide, helps circumvent emissions rules by running in a cleaner mode during an official emissions test, then emitting up to 40 times the legal limitRead More

As Volkswagen Halts U.S. Sales Of Diesels, Is Europe Next? UPDATED

If you want one of Volkswagen’s fuel-efficient four-cylinder TDI diesel models, like a Golf, Jetta, Passat, or Beetle, you’ll have to wait. Last week, the EPA and the State of California notified VW that it has violated Clean Air Act standards by using a software workaround to determine when anRead More

As Volkswagen Halts U.S. Sales Of Diesels, Is Europe Next?

If you want one of Volkswagen’s fuel-efficient four-cylinder TDI diesel models, like a Golf, Jetta, Passat, or Beetle, you’ll have to wait. Last week, the EPA and the State of California notified VW that it has violated Clean Air Act standards by using a software workaround to determine when anRead More

EPA Accuses VW Of Playing Dirty On Nearly 500,000 TDI Diesels

German automakers—and especially Volkswagen—have waged a convincing campaign for diesels in recent years, promoting them as offering great fuel efficiency and driving characteristics that truly do provide a good match to U.S. driving conditions, all while effectively rebranding formerly sooty diesels, now significantly cleaned-up, as… High Gear Media Network Feed