Emissions

Renault recalls Captur diesels to fix emissions glitch

Jan. 19, 2016 09:10 CET

Renault is recalling 15,800 Captur SUVs to fix pollution-control systems and will offer voluntary emissions-system updates for about 700,000 diesel vehicles as the automaker seeks to avoid a Volkswagen-type crisis....
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VW's South Korea chief faces criminal case over emissions recall

Jan. 19, 2016 10:55 CET

South Korea plans to file a criminal complaint against the country's Volkswagen and Audi chief. It says a recall plan for emissions-cheating cars fell short of legal requirements....
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VW will hire ex-FBI chief Freeh for U.S. role, report says

Jan. 19, 2016 09:36 CET

Volkswagen plans to hire Louis Freeh, a former FBI chief, to help the automaker deal with authorities in the U.S. investigating its emissions scandal, a German newspaper said. Freeh had a similar role at Daimler....
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2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

EPA ponders post-2025 regulation

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Advancements in electrification, vehicle connectivity and autonomous technologies have prompted the EPA to rethink its approach to setting future tailpipe emissions rules, the agency's top auto official said....
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Shareholders plan to sue VW in Germany over emissions scandal

Jan. 18, 2016 14:10 CET

Dozens of large shareholders in Volkswagen plan to sue the automaker in a German court, seeking compensation for the plunge in its shares due to its emissions test cheating scandal....
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Renault faces criticism over late disclosure of raids

Jan. 18, 2016 14:25 CET

Renault is facing criticism over the length of time it took to reveal that French investigators had raided the automaker on Jan. 7 in relation to rigged emissions testing. The raids remained a secret for nearly a week until a trade union mentioned the news almost as an afterthought in a leaflet about jobs....
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LOST YEAR

Volkswagen's efforts to clear diesel cloud sputter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

A full four months into a crisis that has cast it a cheater, polluter and corporate villain, Volkswagen appears to be backsliding in its stated aim of regaining trust and credibility with consumers, dealers and regulators....
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Plastic Omnium sees N.A. growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Plastic Omnium has a $650 million bet that the U.S. car market hasn't topped out yet - and could add more. Plastic Omnium CEO Laurent Burelle said he may add another bumper plant in North America in addition to the factories in the works if talks with potential customers prove fruitful....
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Renault, Ford and Mercedes under scrutiny in French emissions probe

Jan. 17, 2016 11:05 CET

The French government is asking Renault, Ford and Mercedes why some of their cars have NOx emissions far higher than legal limits, a report said....
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Renault emissions-fraud probe may hinder France's stake sale

Jan. 15, 2016 13:00 CET

Renault's share drop following the news that the automaker is being probed over emissions tests could make it harder for the French state to reduce its stake in the automaker as planned....
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GUEST COMMENTARY

Renault raid exposes EU's flawed plan on clean diesel

Jan. 15, 2016 14:50 CET

The raid on Renault premises over emissions tests highlights Europe's flawed emissions-testing system. Largely at the behest of Germany, the European regulators are moving to severely water down tighter emissions limits....
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Renault not forced to repay low-emissions tax breaks for now, report says

Jan. 15, 2016 10:57 CET

France is not considering claiming back tax breaks for low-emissions vehicles from Renault after tests showed that emissions from some of its cars exceeded limits, a French newspaper reported....
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Daimler's Zetsche criticizes VW over emissions scandal

Jan. 14, 2016 16:37 CET

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche said an emissions scandal like the one engulfing Volkswagen would not be possible at his company. His remarks were an unusual dig at another carmaker....
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Renault offices searched in emissions fraud probe

Jan. 14, 2016 12:39 CET

Renault said fraud investigators had inspected three of its sites in an emissions probe, raising the specter of a Volkswagen-type scandal. Investigations found "no evidence of a defeat device" equipping the company's vehicles, Renault said....
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EU Parliament delays vote on car pollution limits

Jan. 14, 2016 14:46 CET

The European Parliament has delayed a vote, due next week, on whether new car pollution testing rules are too lax....
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European Investment Bank puts loans to VW on hold

Jan. 14, 2016 13:41 CET

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has stopped loans to Volkswagen Group pending an investigation into whether some of its previous funding could been used by the German carmaker to cheat diesel emissions tests....
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Italy consumer group to appeal after VW CO2 class action rejected

Jan. 14, 2016 06:01 CET

Italian consumer group Altroconsumo will launch an appeal after a court rejected its class action case against Volkswagen in which it accused the carmaker of understating the level of CO2 emissions in one of its Golf models....
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U.S. says talks will continue to reach VW diesel emissions fix

Jan. 14, 2016 09:31 CET

U.S. environmental officials said talks will continue with Volkswagen aimed at reaching an agreement on a fix for nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles that emit up to 40 times legally allowable limits....
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2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

U.S. regulators signal no quick remedy for VW's diesels

10:44 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

The timetable for VW to deploy fixes for seven years' worth of diesel vehicles and resume sales of new ones remains unknown after California regulators rejected the automaker's initial repair proposals, a top EPA official said today....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW CEO faces crucial meeting after California board rejects diesel fix

Jan. 13, 2016 10:57 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller faces a crucial meeting today with U.S. regulators to discuss ways out of the emissions-cheating crisis, a day after California rejected VW's initial proposed diesel engine fix, calling it "incomplete."...
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Auto industry's fuel economy goals are in trouble

9:32 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

In private meetings late last year, U.S. regulators and automakers staked out preliminary -- and opposing -- positions in a debate about the companies' ability to boost fuel economy 50 percent to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW CEO Mueller blunders by blaming emissions rigging on 'technical problem'

Jan. 12, 2016 16:49 CET

VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller told a U.S. radio station that the automaker didn't lie to regulators about rigging emissions tests and the issue was instead caused by "a technical problem." Mueller redid the interview after VW said the remark was a misunderstanding....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW says 6.7 billion euros is enough to cover diesel fixes

Jan. 12, 2016 11:11 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says the automaker expects 6.7 billion euros ($7.28 billion) will be enough to cover fixes for about 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide involved in an emissions cheating scandal....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

Sweden opens fraud probe into Volkswagen emissions scandal

Jan. 12, 2016 12:46 CET

Volkswagen is facing a preliminary investigation by Swedish prosecutors who say they are examining serious fraud and the keeping of false records in relation to the automaker's diesel emissions scandal....
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Volkswagen's diesel fix plan rejected by Calif. regulators

1:34 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

The California Air Resources Board said it rejected Volkswagen AG's plan to fix 2.0-liter diesel cars with software that allow them to emit up to 40 times legally allowable pollution....
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