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Did Nissan out Mitsubishi on overstated fuel economy ratings?

Did Nissan out Mitsubishi on overstated fuel economy ratings? Now it’s Mitsubishi in hot water over manipulating test data in cars.It affects 625,000 kei cars, or minicars, built by Mitsubishi and sold mostly in Japan by Mitsubishi and Nissan.

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.

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.

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.

New form of carbon capture actually creates power, rather than consuming it

New form of carbon capture actually creates power, rather than consuming it A new form of carbon capture could solve one of the major problems facing the most efficient versions of the technology: energy.This new electrochemical cell, on the other hand, produces industrially useful oxalates that could be sold to chemicals companies and manufacturing companies.

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.

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.