Will a proposed rule from the Environmental Protection Agency really hinder your plans to turn your daily driver into a badass track-only machine? It will, officials from aftermarket trade association SEMA and the EPA itself confirmed to Jalopnik today. Here’s what all of this means.
How far would the Environmental Protection Agency go to cut greenhouse emissions on vehicles? According to SEMA, the trade association that represents the automobile aftermarket industry, the EPA is working to ban the conversion of street cars into competition-focused racing vehicles.
The car market in several areas could look a whole lot different in a few decades, as Car and Driver reports that a handful of states and countries want to ban the sale of new gas- and diesel-powered cars by 2050. That means we’ll need a few more outlets, because apparently, battles over charging stations are a real…
Part of the reason Volkswagen was able to cheat the federal government’s emissions testing for so long was the test itself: standardized, free of variables, and easy to engineer around. In the wake of Dieselgate, the EPA is announcing an overhauled, actually-useful testing procedure.
It’s come to light that China has been burning up to 17 percent more coal than its Government has previously claimed — pumping up to 1 billion more tons of carbon than expected into the atmosphere every year.
Eccentric billionaire, space privateer and auto manufacturer Elon Musk has felt it necessary that his new car, the Tesla Model X, come with protection against a bioweapons attack. And so it does.
This might be the ultimate schadenfreude of VW’s diesel cheatery — the US government paid $20.7 million to help Americans get behind the wheel of these NOx-barfing Volkswagens during the Cash for Clunkers program.
Switzerland has become the first country outside the US to ban the sale of cheating Volkswagen diesels.
By now the full gravity of Volkswagen’s cheating the EPA’s emissions testing systems is out in the open, and while, sure, I’m appalled and disappointed, a perverse part of me is also kind of impressed. It’s a pretty clever cheat! But like all cheaters, VW got caught because they got lazy. I think I know how they could…
The German trade magazine Auto Bild reports that road tests conducted by the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) found the diesel BMW X3 20d Xdrive guilty of emitting more than eleven times more NOx gases than the limits of Euro 6, Europe’s latest diesel engine emission legislations. Oh boy.
Volkswagen admitted to cheating on emissions tests with 11 million TDI engines worldwide, but are they alone in this? That’s what regulators and NGOs around the globe are trying to figure out at the moment, and at least one European group fears BMW, Mercedes and General Motors are doing the same kind of thing.
Volkswagen’s current diesel disaster is not the first time the Environmental Protection Agency has discovered that a vehicle manufacturer had been cheating on their diesel emissions tests. Here’s how the U.S. government won $1 billion from diesel cheaters nearly two decades ago.
If you can stomach the thought of handing over control of your hotrod to a computer, you may end up doing a significant part towards ensuring the future environmental stability of this planet. According to a new report from Berkeley Lab researchers, a wholesale switch to self-driving electric vehicles could cut…
Modern cars are vastly cleaner, emission-wise, than they ever have been. I don’t even think they work well for in-garage suicides anymore. There’s still plenty of pollution, though a new study from the University of Toronto has found that 90 percent of automotive pollution is coming from only 25 percent of cars.
A bill proposed in California would allow classic car owners to cut a check to the DMV for $200 to get out of the state’s notoriously strict smog test. But naturally, it’s a bit more complicated than just paying off the Golden State.
Quick, which is worse for the environment: driving a massive, exhaust-belching diesel-sucking big rig 100 miles or walking down the street in hemp sandals, bamboo shorts and a reclaimed burlap poncho to a locally-owned restaurant, and ordering a grass-fed, locally-farmed angus beef hamburger?
We all know "euro-spec" BMWs, Volkswagens, Mercedes-Benzes, and Audis from the 70s, 80s, and 90s that came with more power than the imports that came to the States. Why didn't America get any of those awesome cars? It turns out, like always, it's the Germans' fault.
Volkswagen's winning Super Bowl ad was just the tip of a massive marketing push to get Americans back in a fahrvergnügen mindset, part of its master plan to overtake Toyota as the world's largest automaker by 2018. Mike Sheldon, the head of ad agency Deutsche LA which created the spot summarized the approach above,…