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Team Fahrvergnügen used PowerPoint to plot the VW diesel emissions cheat

Team Fahrvergnügen used PowerPoint to plot the VW diesel emissions cheat Volkswagen executives reportedly turned down opportunities to add more effective, full-time pollution controls because of the cost.The reports suggest VW was concerned that meeting US emissions standards would wear out the emissions gear VW used, and that more sophisticated emissions controls would make VW diesel cars even costlier than competing Hondas and Toyotas.

Ford switches to better, costlier SCR emissions treatment for its next diesel

Ford switches to better, costlier SCR emissions treatment for its next diesel Add Ford to the companies switching to a cleaner method of treating diesel engine exhaust to reduce emissions.That same obsession to innovate for the customer is behind our new Ford EcoBlue diesel engine range,” said Jim Farley, Ford of Europe chairman and CEO.

VW shifts focus from diesels to EVs, plans 30 electric car models by 2025

Still reeling from dieselgate, Volkswagen is shifting gears and will unveil some 30 new electric vehicle models within 10 years.Volkswagen unveiled the EV goal as part of a Strategy 2025 plan at its exhibition center in Wolfsburg, Germany, where VW has world headquarters.

The Tesla Model S floats — but maybe not forever — Elon Musk boasts

Elon Musk now says the Tesla “Model S floats well enough to turn it into a boat for short periods of time.” There’s a difference between a car that floats (for a while), a car such as Tesla that has some ability to move itself along in the water, and a boat that thrives on water.

Why VW’s $10 billion settlement is a good deal for diesel owners

Why VW’s $10 billion settlement is a good deal for diesel owners 7 billion settlement.As we predicted last fall, anyone who owns a VW diesel may find VW’s settlement turns out to be a good deal.

Regulators reject Volkswagen plan to fix 3.0L diesel vehicles

Regulators reject Volkswagen plan to fix 3.0L diesel vehicles When Volkswagen announced its massive buyback operation last month, the company sounded an optimistic note that it would be able to field a fix for its entire fleet of vehicles.According to the letters, VW has failed to provide a remedy plan that would address the underlying problems with its noncompliant systems.

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.

Bugs in the Bug: 100 million cars, especially VW, may be at risk for unlock hacks

Bugs in the Bug: 100 million cars, especially VW, may be at risk for unlock hacks Weaknesses in Volkswagen’s wireless security leaves 100 million cars at risk for being unlocked and started remotely, researchers say.They estimate just four shared key codes are used in 100 million Volkswagens.

VW diesels owners say, ‘We’ll take the buyback, not the repair’

VW diesels owners say, ‘We’ll take the buyback, not the repair’ The majority of the half-million owners of VW diesels with emissi ons problems want Volkswagen to buy the cars back, then they’ll move on to a different car.If you discount the ribbing VW owners may be getting from their friends, the repair/buyback program works out well for the owners and leaseholders.

Meet the VW ID electric car: 300-plus mile range in 2020, self-driving by 2025

Meet the VW ID electric car: 300-plus mile range in 2020, self-driving by 2025 By 2025, the VW ID will be self-driving, the company says.The VW ID motor configuration will be arranged like the BMW i3 (and unlike the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Bolt), with the engine driving the rear, not front, wheels.

Did Audi have its own gasoline emissions defeat switch, too?

Did Audi have its own gasoline emissions defeat switch, too? When it comes to its diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen finds more bad news and a new bottom every month.The New York Times reported his potential transgression is “failing to notify shareholders quickly enough of the financial risks of the diesel emissions cheating scandal,” thus violating securities laws.

Golf, anyone? VW unleashes a new-product barrage

Golf, anyone? VW unleashes a new-product barrage Thus, for what is a midlife refresh while awaiting the eighth-generation Golf in 2019, VW has made lots of changes.The 2017 Golf will support Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink.

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.

Top 10 tech cars of the 2017 Detroit auto show

Top 10 tech cars of the 2017 Detroit auto show Here’s our take on the top cars of NAIAS 2017, especially those with technical appeal.The Detroit show’s public days run Saturday, Jan.

VW's Self-Driving Concept Car 'Sedric' Always One Touch Away

VW's Self-Driving Concept Car 'Sedric' Always One Touch Away The Volkswagen Group has a distinct vision for the future (and it looks strikingly like My Neighbor Totoro‘s grinning Catbus).Whether that is a physical or digital button remains unclear; Volkswagen Group also tipped a “ring” which indicates the car’s arrival time with colored signals and vibrations.

Top Cars of the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show

Top Cars of the 2017 Shanghai Auto Show The Shanghai auto show is a good look at where the car world is headed: small, space-efficient, energy-efficient, electrified or plug-in — plus honking big SUVs for the elite who can afford the taxes.Here are the most significant cars of Auto Shanghai 2017, which runs (public days) April 21-28.

Volkswagen teases a cutesy new crossover that’s ready to T-Roc

Volkswagen teases a cutesy new crossover that’s ready to T-Roc Alternative energy model planning will be important for future sales growth, but CUVs and SUVs are needed to keep VW afloat until then.For this reason, Volkswagen has introduced a new midsize model, the Atlas, and has updated its Tiguan.

Inside Volkswagen's Extensive Effort to Lie to Regulators, American Public

Inside Volkswagen's Extensive Effort to Lie to Regulators, American Public Far from bringing the hammer down on a foreign auto manufacturer, CARB bent over backwards to work with VW.In October 2014, VW informed CARB that it would issue updated engine software for VW diesels starting with the 2009 model year.

VW's Diesel Defeat Devices Finally Located, Cracked Wide Open

VW's Diesel Defeat Devices Finally Located, Cracked Wide Open The rules the EPA uses for evaluating vehicle mileage are a matter of public record, as are the test procedures.This essentially makes it possible for manufacturers to intentionally alter the behavior of their vehicles during the test cycle.

Memo to the Prez: Germans Already Build Cars Here

Memo to the Prez: Germans Already Build Cars Here It wouldn’t be a normal week, or day, if President Trump didn’t ruffle feathers.According to Der Spiegel, Trump said, “The Germans are bad, very bad.