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Volkswagen may settle with TDI diesel owners for $5,000; Audi developed emissions cheating software in 1999

Volkswagen may settle with TDI diesel owners for $5,000; Audi developed emissions cheating software in 1999 As the Volkswagen dieselgate scandal has progressed, one enduring question has been how much the corporate executives knew, who authorized the adoption of the cheating technology, and when and how it was developed.According to Reuters, it was this technology that VW relied on when it realized it couldn’t bring auto emissions under control through other means.

The media has no idea what kind of deal VW will announce tomorrow

The media has no idea what kind of deal VW will announce tomorrow In that story, we noted that early rumors pointed to a $5,000 cash offer for VW owners, a payout that would total some $2.5 billion dollars provided the company covered all of the half-million vehicles currently on the road.

Volkswagen will provide payments, buyout offers to 480,000 diesel customers

Volkswagen will provide payments, buyout offers to 480,000 diesel customers Under the terms of the agreement, VW will offer to buy back 480,000 vehicles 2.0-liter diesel vehicles whose engines emit far more pollution than is allowable under US law.

Why automaker cheating threatens the self-driving car

Why automaker cheating threatens the self-driving car It’s going to hurt them down the road (so to speak) when they’re looking for legislative and agency support to move forward on autonomous driving.As long as self-driving cars are being driven on public roads, it’s not possible to move ahead quickly without some level of government support.

How Audi worked the V6 diesel emissions cheat: a 22-minute timer

How Audi worked the V6 diesel emissions cheat: a 22-minute timer These are the engines supplied by Audi for use on the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, and VW Touareg models.While VW has reached terms to compensate owners of four-cylinder VW-Audi diesels (below), for about 85,000 owners of 3.

Report: Tesla is prepping larger 100kWh batteries for its Model S and Model X

Report: Tesla is prepping larger 100kWh batteries for its Model S and Model X Right now, the longest-range Tesla Model S or X you can purchase has a 90kWh battery inside it, but that could be about to change.RDW, the company that certifies Tesla vehicles for sale within the EU, recently published listings for new Tesla variants including a 100D and 100X — and that would be in line with Tesla’s current product line-up and nomenclature.

Germany votes to ban internal combustion engine cars by 2030

Germany votes to ban internal combustion engine cars by 2030 Now, Germany’s Bundesrat wants the internal combustion engine banned starting in 2030.It suggests the days of the internal combustion engine car are finite.

Why VW pulled the plug on diesels in the US: It's time to focus on EVs

Why VW pulled the plug on diesels in the US: It's time to focus on EVs This week VW brand chief executive Herbert Diess issued the gloomiest statement yet about diesel’s future here, more strongly than he’d spoken just weeks before.Even a company as big as VW has finite R&D capabilities and now may be the time to put research dollars into electric vehicles.