Fiat Chrysler announced Friday that it plans to install software that should address U.S. regulators’ concerns about excess emissions from 104,000 light-duty vehicles and trucks.
After nearly two years since Volkswagen admitted to cheating emissions tests on over 475,000 diesel vehicles, the EPA and California Air Resources Board have approved a fix for over 84,000 offending vehicles. Only a few hundred thousand more to go!
Last weekend, I took a trip to the Pontiac Silverdome, the abandoned Michigan stadium parking lot housing thousands of cheating Volkswagen diesels. As I filmed the sea of disgraced automobiles, a Dodge Challenger decided to rip some smoky burnouts.
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know before I start searching for Porsche Cayenne Diesels again. (Mahogany Metallic, please. Also, I need the tow package.)
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important automotive stories that will surely fill the empty, gaping hole in your life since Sarah left.
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know so you can one-up the insufferable know-it-alls at dinner.
Volkswagen could be considering selling Ducati in the wake of its very screwed up and very expensive Dieselgate scandal.
My friends, the day has come. You can finally buy brand new 2.0-liter TDI Volkswagens with discounts up to $8,500 and zero percent financing for up to 72 months. But you won’t find any information about these awesome deals on VW’s website.
As part of its Dieselgate settlement, Volkswagen has been ordered to put $2 billion toward investing in projects that promote zero-emissions technology. It seems that super fast charging stations will wisely be the first leg of that investment.
The Trump Administration has made no secret of its disdain for the Environmental Protection Agency, clean air, clean water, or the idea of government serving as a watchdog to industry in general. How far will they go with it? I’ll tell you: say goodbye to EPA light-vehicle emissions and fuel-economy testing, pretty…
There are looming questions over the environmental impact of junking every dirty Volkswagen Dieselgate vehicle. But there some tangible outcomes from the massive VW settlements that are starting to emerge, like in Michigan where school officials are proposing to spend $30 million to replace old diesel school buses.
Seeing the thousands of bought-back Volkswagen TDIs just sitting all by their lonesomes in big parking lots is hard. But what pulls at the heartstrings even more are the stories from owners who just miss their cars.
If Volkswagen can’t find a fix to its cheating TDI diesels, the cars will have to be “responsibly recycled,” which is just another way of saying they’re going to the junkyard. Is this really better for the environment than simply keeping the highly fuel efficient cars on the road? The answer is: we don’t know.
In January, I broke the story about the hundreds of Volkswagen TDIs being stored in the parking lot of the Pontiac Silverdome. Word got around quickly, and now the city is actually suing the owners of the stadium for “violations of the building and safety code, zoning ordinances and municipal code” associated with the…