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Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

How did Volkswagen's diesel defeat device work?

Every media outlet in the world covered Volkswagen's tangled web of lies and deceit as "Dieselgate" opened up and spewed the truth nearly three years ago. Its consequences are ongoing today, and VW's future trajectory has been changed forever. But, how exactly did VW's "defeat device" work? Jason... read more

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Duraburb 2017 Chevrolet Surburan 3500 Heavy Duty

Meet the 2017 One-Ton Duramax diesel-powered Chevy Suburban

If you want to buy a new Chevrolet Suburban 3500 Heavy Duty from your local dealer, tough luck. Want a diesel-powered Suburban or Tahoe? You must've been dreaming. Wake up to... read more December 11, 2017 by

Hyundai SUV roadmap

Hyundai SUV onslaught will include diesel, electric and fuel cell models

Hyundai’s been caught out by the consumer shift to SUVs and pickup trucks, and this is reflected in the automaker’s sales which in the first half of the year are... read more November 16, 2017 by

Audi e-diesel plant in Laufenburg, Switzerland

Audi will turn renewable energy into synthetic diesel

In 2011, Audi announced radical plans to start energy production using wind farms located in the North Sea. By feeding this renewable energy back into the grid, Audi could... read more November 9, 2017 by

2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show

German Chancellor Merkel says non-electrified cars will be phased out, but won’t say when

Governments, particularly in Europe, are under pressure to curb emissions. In July, both France and the United Kingdom agreed to ban the sale of cars powered solely by... read more August 15, 2017 by

2018 Ram 3500HD

2018 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty makes 930 lb-ft of torque, may rotate earth

The 2018 Ram 3500 can lay claim to two automotive superlatives. At least, right now it can. When equipped with a 6.7-liter turbodiesel, dual rear wheels, Aisin 6-speed... read more August 11, 2017 by

2015 Audi Q7 TDI

German automakers propose 25 percent NOx reduction, even in older models, to avoid ditching diesels

Automakers have spent billions developing diesel engines to help meet tougher carbon dioxide (CO2) emission standards, so understandably they aren’t willing to walk... read more August 3, 2017 by

2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show

Porsche Cayenne recalled in Europe due to diesel cheating concerns

Following a recent probe, Germany’s official transport authority, the KBA, on Thursday ordered Porsche to recall 22,000 Cayenne SUVs across Europe after discovering... read more July 28, 2017 by

1200-HP diesel-powered race truck

1,200-hp twin-turbo diesel truck defines tire roasting

What happens when an old truck is tuned to make 1,200 horsepower from a Cummins diesel engine? Rubber is burned, and plumes of tire smoke are created. Hoonigan had Chuckle's... read more July 27, 2017 by

2015 Audi Q7 TDI

VW Group, Daimler and BMW accused of cartel behavior

As investigations into diesel-emission cheating deepen, accusations have arisen that the Volkswagen Group, Daimler and the BMW Group may have colluded on development of... read more July 21, 2017 by

2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show

Future of diesel at Porsche to be decided by end of decade

Porsche hasn’t been able to avoid the diesel emissions scandal afflicting the Volkswagen Group, with the diesel version of its popular Cayenne SUV among the vehicles... read more July 19, 2017 by

2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show

Porsche probed, ex-Audi manager arrested for fraud and false advertising

Further investigations into the Volkswagen Group’s diesel scandal have led to the arrest of a former Audi manager as well as a probe into Porsche by investigators in... read more July 12, 2017 by

Karl-Thomas Neumann

Opel CEO Neumann steps down, is tipped to take lead role at Audi

Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann confirmed on Monday he is stepping down. He will remain a member of the board until after General Motors’ sale of Opel to French auto giant... read more June 12, 2017 by

2018 Porsche 911 GT3

Report: Porsche being investigated for defeat device in Germany

The Volkswagen Group’s diesel scandal is finally starting to settle here in the United States but over in Europe things are flaring up again. This time it’s the... read more June 5, 2017 by

GM Renaissance Center American flag

GM sued over potentially cheating diesel emission tests, but not by feds

The state of diesel-powered passenger vehicles has been precarious since Volkswagen's scandal broke nearly two years ago. Since then, other automakers have been accused of... read more May 26, 2017 by

2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel HFE

US officially files lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' proposed fix for Ram and Jeep vehicles equipped with the company's 3.0-liter diesel V-6 is not enough to satisfy the U.S. Department of Justice as... read more May 24, 2017 by


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