Why VW owners get $10,000 in U.S., but a bit of pipe in the EUWed, 29, Jun 2016
If you own a Volkswagen with a diesel engine in the U.S., the company will buy back your car and give you as much as $10,000. If you drive one in Europe, you may only get a piece of pipe. The reasons for the wide disparity is the big differences in legal and regulatory structures in each region.
VW owners to get buyback price plus at least $5,100 in U.S. dealTue, 28, Jun 2016
VW's decision to violate U.S. emissions rules on 2.0-liter diesel vehicles, a cornerstone of its vehicle lineup, will cost the company more than $15 billion under far-reaching settlements with car owners, the federal government and dozens of states.
U.S. underestimates cost of fuel and CO2 goals, automakers sayTue, 28, Jun 2016
U.S. regulators have underestimated the cost and difficulty of achieving their vehicle fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas targets for 2025 and are giving California too much power to shape the country's policies on those issues, an automaker group said.
Q&A on Volkswagen scandal settlementTue, 28, Jun 2016
Volkswagen has agreed to offer nearly 500,000 owners of diesel vehicles it sold in the U.S. a choice between selling their cars back to VW, or waiting to see if the company can develop technology that brings the vehicles into compliance with pollution standards. The deal also includes cash compensation.
Tighter ZEV rules will force the industry to work harderMon, 27, Jun 2016
California's air-quality regulations are slated to tighten in 2018 in a way that limits the impact of partial credits from sales of plug-in hybrids and low-emissions conventional vehicles, requiring more actual ZEV sales. That means automakers will have to be even more engaged in California's complex system of credits and sales-based quotas.
VW should pay Europeans same compensation as U.S. drivers, EU commissioner saysSun, 26, Jun 2016
VW Group should offer European drivers similar compensation to what the German carmaker is expected to pay U.S. customers, Europe's Industry Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska told a newspaper on Sunday.
Nissan has the EV advantage in U.S. -- but the target and competition will growMon, 27, Jun 2016
By virtue of mass-marketing its Leaf electric vehicle in the U.S. for the past five years, Nissan is already in full compliance with the ZEV requirements for California and the 10 states in the Northeast that follow the California regulations.
Emissions-free, for real: Norway turns to the sunMon, 27, Jun 2016
The first Toyota Mirai fuel cell car sold in Norway went to a company which plans to open a hydrogen station that makes hydrogen by using surplus electricity from solar panels on neighboring buildings.
Nissan sues South Korea over accusations of emissions cheatingFri, 24, Jun 2016
Nissan's South Korean unit said it has filed a lawsuit over claims by the government that the automaker had cheated on emissions with its Qashqai diesel SUV.
VW Korea exec arrested over emissions manipulationFri, 24, Jun 2016
South Korea prosecutors arrested an executive at Volkswagen's local unit as part of investigations into whether the automaker violated the country's environmental laws after it admitted to rigging diesel vehicles to cheat on U.S. emissions tests.
VW to fit filters to clean up gasoline enginesFri, 24, Jun 2016
Volkswagen plans to fit particle filters in up to 7 million turbocharged gasoline direct-injection engines starting mid-2017 to help meet future tailpipe emission targets.
VW to pay diesel owners up to $7,000, report saysThu, 23, Jun 2016
Volkswagen will pay owners of its polluting diesel cars up to $7,000, and agree to fund a grant program to offset air pollution, under a $10 billion settlement being negotiated for submission to a federal judge next week, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the talks.