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Whether governments like it or not, customers still have an obsession with performance.

VW to give up to $1,000 payments to polluting diesel owners in Vermont, Arizona

Volkswagen Group is giving owners of polluting diesel-powered vehicles up to $1,000 in additional payments to settle state lawsuits in Vermont, the state's attorney general said on Wednesday.


2019 Ram launch slows to a trickle

Delayed EPA approval for key versions of Ram's redesigned 1500 may spoil a plan to flood the market with old and new pickups and possibly overtake the Chevrolet Silverado in sales this year.

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MORE REGULATION/SAFETY NEWS RECALLS

EDITORIAL
It's time for Scott Pruitt to go

A serious industry deserves a serious regulator, a person of good faith and proven integrity who embodies the responsibilities of public service and lives by at least a baseline standard of propriety.

Germany orders Daimler to recall 774,000 diesels in Europe

Daimler was ordered to recall 774,000 vehicles in Europe after two meetings with Germany's top regulator failed to allay concerns about irregularities in the Mercedes-Benz maker's diesel emissions. The government cited "prohibited shutoff devices" for the recall.

2019 Ram launch slows to a trickle

Delayed EPA approval for key versions of Ram's redesigned 1500 may spoil a plan to flood the market with old and new pickups and possibly overtake the Chevrolet Silverado in sales this year.

Waymo passes a milestone

Waymo's vehicles have passed the 7-million-mile mark of fully autonomous driving on public roads, CEO John Krafcik says. The head of Alphabet's self-driving subsidiary also said Waymo wants to expand to Europe.


COMMENTARY: Keith Crain
You'll need lots of insurance

Autonomous vehicles testing in real-world conditions have been in a number of accidents in recent months. It will take a long time before we fully understand liability and culpability in these cases.


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