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…
Today you all get a chance to ask Elizabeth Cabraser, the lawyer heading up the biggest class action settlement in U.S. history—Dieselgate—anything you like. Ready, set, go!
Elizabeth Cabraser serves as the lead counsel of the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee for all Dieselgate-related litigation, meaning her job is to make sure consumers get the compensation they deserve in this case. Cabraser is stopping by Jalopnik to do a Q&A tomorrow at 11 a.m. EST. Get your questions ready to ask her…
The World Rally Championship race Rally Mexico produced one of the most incredible rally endings in years after Kris Meeke got lost in a parking lot on the last stage. But Rally Mexico happened among financial peril this year, per Motorsport.com, due to rising costs in the wake of Donald Trump’s election combined with…
There were some hopes that a privateer would pick up Audi’s R18 Le Mans prototype program where Audi left off, but that won’t be happening now. Team Penske owner Roger Penske asked Audi about running the R18 at Le Mans, but Audi won’t let be letting him or anyone else do it.
Right now, Volkswagen TDI owners are selling their polluting cars back to VW for giant wads of cash, meaning all those VWs are sitting in “regional facilities” awaiting a decision on whether they’re getting fixed or junked. If it ends up being the latter, I think certain TDIs could be future classics.