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VW wins EU deadline extension to detail false CO2 data

Nov. 20, 2015 12:37 CET

The European Union has given VW until the end of the year to clarify its admission that 800,000 of its cars were sold to customers with false CO2 emissions data. The original deadline was Thursday....
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UK launches inquiry into vehicle type approval after VW scandal

Nov. 16, 2015 13:21 CET

Britain will launch an inquiry into the system used to approve vehicles, including their emissions levels, in the wake of the scandal engulfing Volkswagen....
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GM powertrain boss will campaign for emissions harmonization

Nov. 13, 2015 07:13 CET

General Motors' powertrain chief, Dan Nicholson, intends to campaign for global harmonization of emissions standards, particularly between the U.S and Europe during his presidency of the automotive engineers' society, Fisita....
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EU emissions-test deal faces veto from lawmakers

Nov. 11, 2015 11:17 CET

European Parliament members objected to a watered-down plan for real-world testing of NOx emissions in the EU, increasing the risk of lawmakers vetoing the deal....
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VW will pay CO2-related costs for motorists in EU

Nov. 7, 2015 06:01 CET

VW said it will foot the bill for extra taxes incurred by drivers because it understated the CO2 emissions of about 800,000 cars in Europe....
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EU seeks wider probe after VW admits CO2 emissions irregularities

Nov. 6, 2015 10:48 CET

The European Commission has written to all 28 EU countries urging them to widen their investigations into potential breaches of vehicle emissions rules after VW Group admitted it had understated CO2 levels of about 800,000 vehicles....
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EU seeks clarity on VW emissions after U.S. 'cheat' probe widens

Nov. 3, 2015 12:20 CET

The European Commission said it wanted clarity on the full extent of diesel emissions cheating by VW Group after U.S. regulators widened their probe to include larger engines used in some Audi and Porsche models....
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Tougher EU emissions tests likely to hit sales of smaller diesels

Oct. 31, 2015 06:01 CET

Tougher pollution controls for diesel cars in Europe will hit sales of smaller models, analysts say....
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Automakers say EU emissions-testing deal will hurt industry

Oct. 30, 2015 14:46 CET

European carmakers said tougher emissions-testing rules agreed this week by the EU would hurt the industry by forcing the early phase-out of some diesel models and making it harder to meet carbon dioxide limits....
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European Commission softens plan for real-world pollution tests

Oct. 29, 2015 09:18 CET

The EU's industrial policy chief scaled back proposed tougher tests on car pollution at the insistence of governments concerned about potential cost increases for automakers....
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EU nations disagree on emissions tests despite VW scandal

Oct. 28, 2015 12:29 CET

European nations are sharply divided over plans to tighten EU car-testing rules, despite the VW emissions scandal, national position papers seen by Reuters show....
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EU parliament takes tough stance on emissions tests

Oct. 27, 2015 16:42 CET

The European Parliament says real-world emissions of nitrogen oxides by new cars should heed a EU limit by the end of 2017, a tougher stance than many EU governments and the European Commission, the bloc's regulatory arm, have taken....
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EU set for fight over emissions tests after VW cheating

Oct. 26, 2015 12:44 CET

The EU's industrial policy chief, Elzbieta Bienkowska, faces a clash with EU governments this week over tougher car-emissions testing. EU countries including Germany oppose the way Bienkowska plans to implement a new inspection regime....
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PSA will publish real-world fuel economy numbers

Oct. 26, 2015 11:57 CET

PSA said it will publish real-world fuel economy figures for its diesel vehicles vetted by an independent body. The automaker's action follows VW's admission that it installed software designed to fool official emissions tests....
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VW halts European sales of new diesel cars linked to emissions scandal

Oct. 21, 2015 14:40 CET

Volkswagen says it has stopped selling new cars in Europe that contain software designed to cheat diesel emissions tests as the automaker prepares to recall 8.5 million vehicles in private hands....
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Fiat Chrysler's Luxembourg tax deal is illegal, European Union says

Oct. 21, 2015 13:43 CET

The European Union has ruled that Fiat Chrysler benefited from an illegal tax deal with Luxembourg and says the country's government must now recover taxes of about 20 to 30 million euros ($23 to $34 million) from the automaker....
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Daimler bows to pressure on new refrigerant

Oct. 20, 2015 15:19 CET

Daimler's Mercedes cars division will use the air conditioning refrigerant R1234yf, which it had previously refused to adopt, citing safety risks....
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VW will recall 8.5 million cars in Europe

Oct. 15, 2015 16:57 CET

VW Group will embark on one of the biggest recalls in European automotive history, affecting about 8.5 million vehicles in the EU, after German authorities threw out the carmaker's proposal for voluntary repairs....
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EU nations are pushed for feedback on tougher car-emissions tests

Oct. 14, 2015 09:44 CET

The European Commission wants EU governments to give feedback by Friday on tougher car-pollution tests and to vote on Oct. 28 on any new inspection regime....
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VW may have to repay EU loans, bank chief says

Oct. 12, 2015 11:00 CET

The European Investment Bank will examine whether VW Group used any EU loans to cheat on emissions tests for diesel vehicles and could demand money back....
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EU emissions drive may price diesel cars out of market, industry body says

Oct. 12, 2015 13:31 CET

Changes to European emissions tests in the wake of the VW cheating scandal should not be overly tough or diesel vehicles will become so expensive that automakers have to stop selling them, industry association ACEA said....
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EU industry chief seeks faster action on emissions tests despite German objections

Oct. 7, 2015 10:43 CET

The EU's industrial policy chief urged an acceleration of work on tougher EU emissions tests for new vehicles despite objections from Germany. A proposed timetable to introduce real-driving emission tests is too strict for the car industry, Germany argues....
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VW says 8 million cars in EU are affected by cheat software

Oct. 6, 2015 11:00 CET

VW has told lawmakers that 8 million diesel vehicles in the EU were fitted with software capable of cheating vehicle emissions tests. Vehicles with 1.2-, 1.-6 and 2.0-liter diesel engines of the type EA 189 are affected....
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VW scandal may force faster EU move to tougher emissions tests, Spain minister says

Oct. 1, 2015 16:16 CET

Spanish Industry Minister Jose Manuel Soria said the EU should consider accelerating a plan to toughen car-pollution tests after VW Group admitted to rigging diesel engines to bypass emission controls....
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VW emissions scandal will curb Czech, Hungarian growth, report says

Sept. 30, 2015 15:02 CET

The Czech and Hungarian economies will be hit hard by Volkswagen's diesel-emissions scandal, analysts say. VW owns the Czech Republic's biggest carmaker, Skoda, and produces engines in Hungary....
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