How Honda Got An Impala To Meet EPA Regs When GM Said It Couldn't Be Done

The biggest carmaker in the world today, Volkswagen, cheated to comply with strict EPA emissions regulations. Back in the 1970s, the biggest carmaker in the world, GM, had a different strategy: claim the EPA’s standards could not be met. It looked like it would work, until little Honda stepped in with one of the… »9/24/15 4:45pm

Watchdog Group Says Other Car Companies Are Cheating On Emissions All The Time

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. »9/23/15 2:24pm

Understanding The 'Test Mode' That Let VW Trick The Emissions Test

Volkswagen faces a maximum fine of $18 billion for having diesels that are much dirtier in real world driving than during the EPA’s mandated tests. But how does a car know it is being tested? Consumer Reports explains that the method is simple and uses a feature common in modern cars — but VW is in hot water over how… »9/21/15 6:34pm

The Unsung, Reviled Hero Of Modern High-Performance Cars Is The EPA

When you mention the EPA and automotive performance in the same sentence, most people who love cars will cringe and shudder, awakening hideous visions of smog-control plumbing that made engines look like rhino intestines and 5.7-liter V8 Firebirds making an anemic 155 HP. But the truth is the EPA is the unsung hero of… »3/05/15 10:35am