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Volkswagen to launch prepaid cards to appease US customers

Volkswagen to launch prepaid cards to appease US customers

German car maker Volkswagen took a huge hit when it was revealed that it installed "defeat devices" on its TDI diesel engines to cheat their way through emissions tests. In addition to facing potential legal lawsuits in both Europe and the US, the fallout from this scandal has also caused Volkswagen no small amount of credibility in the market. And so it is setting out to reinstall the faith of the industry in the company and it seems to be starting by launching a prepaid card program in the US.

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Dieselgate fallout: Now EVERY US diesel will get new EPA test

Dieselgate fallout: Now EVERY US diesel will get new EPA test

The fallout from Volkswagen's emissions cheating continues, with the US Environmental Protection Agency now planning to test every diesel from every manufacturer. VW's admission that its cars would not only fail emissions tests, but that it had installed software into millions of vehicles that would falsify its output to meet the requirements of the EPA and similar agencies in other countries under testing conditions, have prompted a complete overhaul of how such processes operate.

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Volkswagen’s emissions scandal now includes gasoline fleet

Volkswagen’s emissions scandal now includes gasoline fleet

You might have thought that the dust storm around Volkswagen's "dieselgate" has weakened, but you couldn't be more wrong. Surprisingly, the one kicking up the dust again is none other than the German car maker itself. Volkswagen revealed on Tuesday that it had understated the carbon dioxide emission levels of some of its gasoline-powered cars, which could number around 800,000. Not only does this expand the car makers woes beyond its diesel engine but also drags in one of the most dreaded of greenhouse gases.

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VW, Porsche, Audi dieselgate vehicle owners: what you should do

VW, Porsche, Audi dieselgate vehicle owners: what you should do

Today the EPA issued a new set of notifications for vehicles made by Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi. The vehicles in question join the growing number of automobiles with "defeat devices" aimed at allowing more nitrogen oxide (NOx) to be emitted from the vehicle than is legal inside the United States. Defeat devices were discovered on 3.0 liter diesel engine versions of the 2014 VW Touareg, the 2015 Porsche Cayenne, and the 2016 Audi A6 Quattro, A7 Quattro, A8, A8L, and Q5.

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VW dieselgate worsens as EPA adds Porsche and Audi 3.0L

VW dieselgate worsens as EPA adds Porsche and Audi 3.0L

The EPA has issued a new notice of violation of the Clean Air Act for Volkswagen and Audi. Included in this NOV is Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc as well as Porsche AG and Porsche Cars North America. The notice once again refers to a defeat device installed in vehicles, this device aimed at bypassing emissions tests for vehicles that would otherwise give off a whole lot more nitrogen oxide (NOx) than they appeared to. Today's notice includes a number of vehicles from the past couple of years.

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Tokyo Motor Show 2015 Highlights: What You Need to Know

Tokyo Motor Show 2015 Highlights: What You Need to Know

Tokyo’s eccentric nature and distinct charm have filtered directly into the Tokyo Motor Show, and frankly we wouldn’t have it any other way. On Japan’s biggest stage, many of the world’s foremost automotive players have come to impress, discuss, and shape how we’ll interact and navigate our way around in the future. We braved the sauna-like conditions on the floor to bring you these buttery otoro bites.

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Here’s how Volkswagen plans to redeem itself

Here’s how Volkswagen plans to redeem itself

Volkswagen may still be reeling from dieselgate, but when life gives you lemons you serve them as a garnish for your new strategic roadmap. More electrification, hybrids with increased range, and of course cleaner diesels are all on the cards as the German automaker aims to redeem its reputation and steer its fortunes back into the black.

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Volkswagen dieselgate recalls to begin in January

Volkswagen dieselgate recalls to begin in January

Following Volkswagen's admissions over just how many of its vehicles around the world were among those installed with software to help cheat diesel emissions tests, the German manufacturer's newly appointed CEO Matthias Müller has said that they are expecting to begin recalls in January 2016. Speaking to the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Müller added that "all the cars should be fixed by the end of 2016." However, it was clarified that these two timeframes only apply to affected VW cars in Europe.

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Volkswagen admits dieselgate includes 1.2M UK vehicles

Volkswagen admits dieselgate includes 1.2M UK vehicles

As investigations and disclosures continue over "dieselgate," or Volkswagen's emissions cover-up involving its diesel engines, the car manufacturer has revealed that out of the 11 million vehicles affected worldwide, just under 1,190,000 are located in the UK. VW said that all these cars with EA 189 EU5 engines will be part of an upcoming recall program, and that they are starting to contact owners of said vehicles about the recall process.

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