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VW sued by N.J. over excess diesel emissions

12:38 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 6, 2016

New Jersey filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen AG and its luxury units over the German automaker's excess diesel emissions, becoming the fourth U.S. state to take legal action....
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Low oil prices make it harder to sell fuel-efficient cars, GM powertrain boss says

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

Although slumping oil prices have not changed General Motors' product development plans, the declines in oil and U.S. gasoline prices are affecting consumers' purchase decisions, says Dan Nicholson, GM's powertrain chief....
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EDITORIAL

Enjoy good times, and keep an eye on the road ahead

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

It is easy to look back at a robust 2015 across much of the auto industry and conclude that the same good fortunes also must lie ahead in 2016....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Cash can make VW's woes go away

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 4, 2016

Will anything ever get Volkswagen out of the scandalous pit it has thrown itself into?...
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Bosch role in VW diesel scandal reviewed by German prosecutors

12:09 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2015

Prosecutors in Stuttgart said they are investigating whether Robert Bosch employees helped Volkswagen AG rig software to cheat on emissions tests....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Audi's Stadler says automaker will stay focused on 2020 goals despite diesel scandal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

Although the immediate priority in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal is to fix affected customers' vehicles and settle all issues with regulators, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said the focus remains on increasing global sales to 2 million annually by 2020....
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Frustration flares for VW dealers as sales nosedive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

As Volkswagen drifts into a third month of a seemingly unbound scandal, dealer frustrations are bubbling to the surface. U.S. sales tumbled 25 percent in November. The question now: When will it end?...
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VW scandal can't keep GM away from German diesel

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 7, 2015

You'd think the words “German diesel” would kill a U.S. marketing campaign, but General Motors disagrees. Despite VW's woes, Chevrolet intends to play up the German origins of the diesel engine scheduled for the new Cruze in early 2017....
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FCA invests $40 million to convert parts transport fleet to CNG

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2015

Fiat Chrysler has invested $40 million to convert 179 trucks that transport parts between plants in the U.S. and Canada to run on compressed natural gas rather than diesel....
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Volkswagen's diesel scandal may burn German soccer teams

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2015

VW's emissions-cheating scandal could bring cuts to its support of several soccer teams, a German weekly reported....
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VW engineers admitted rigging CO2 emissions, report says

10:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2015

Several Volkswagen engineers have admitted manipulating carbon dioxide emissions data because goals set by former CEO Martin Winterkorn were difficult to achieve, Bild am Sonntag reported....
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Mazda expects delays to U.S. diesel car launch after VW violations

7:48 am U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

Mazda expects delays to the launch of diesel-powered cars in the United States in the wake of Volkswagen's emissions violations, but it remains committed to a rollout, a senior executive said....
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VW's U.S. reputation won't suffer long amid emissions scandal, German official says

6:34 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

VW's reputation in the U.S. shouldn't suffer lasting damage from an emissions-cheating scandal that has reduced sales and added billions of dollars of recall-related costs, Germany's transport minister said during a visit to Washington....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: Cleaning up the diesel engine, upstream

11:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13, 2015

Oak Ridge National Laboratory has promising projects that reduce diesel emissions in the cylinder....
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Story of VW emissions scandal coming to big screen

5:26 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

The Volkswagen scandal over diesel emissions tests is headed for Hollywood....
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Bill could surge past Deepwater

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

Estimates of the cost burden Volkswagen will bear as a result of its diesel emissions scandal keep escalating. The most mind-boggling calculation so far comes from Credit Suisse - $86 billion....
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VW diesels, with operative emissions gear, are slower and thirstier, Consumer Reports finds

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 9, 2015

Two Volkswagen models with 2.0-liter diesel engines are slightly slower and thirstier with their emissions systems active, according to road tests by Consumer Reports....
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EPA to weigh VW gains from violations in setting penalties

1:34 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2015

Just how much money VW made by cheating U.S.diesel emissions tests will be a factor in the penalties that will be assessed, according to the EPA. The agency is also expected to look at how much harm the excess pollution from Volkswagen's violations caused, and the best ways to mitigate that damage....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: GM flexes engineering prowess with 2016 Chevy Volt, Colorado diesel

11:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 6, 2015

GM is starting to flex its engineering muscles in just about every area of its business....
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Japan orders probe of diesel emissions after VW confession

8:37 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

Japan's transport ministry has ordered carmakers to investigate whether their diesel vehicles meet the country's emission norms after Volkswagen admitted to rigging some cars to cheat on U.S. tests....
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GM's new diesel pickups first to get extra scrutiny from EPA, CARB

6:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

GM has been told by the EPA and the California Air Resources Board that the new diesel-powered versions of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups will not be certified until they have been tested on the road as well as in the lab....
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RICHARD TRUETT

BLOG: VW's travails aside, diesel fans remain loyal

11:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

There is a lot of chatter about VW's emissions scam being the death knell for the diesel engine in the U.S. Why it won't happen....
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U.S. lawmakers demand VW documents in diesel emissions probe

4:23 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

U.S. lawmakers are demanding documents and a briefing from Volkswagen AG and the EPA as part of an investigation into the automaker's admission that it cheated on emissions tests....
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No easy fixes for VW diesels, experts say

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

Volkswagen may face a significant challenge in getting nearly 500,000 diesel-powered cars in the U.S. into emissions compliance....
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JASON STEIN

VW culture: No room to fail

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

How has a peerless automotive organization known for setting outrageous goals -- then exceeding them -- slipped so low?...
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