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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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VW reports first quarterly loss in 15 years thanks to diesel cheating

VW reports first quarterly loss in 15 years thanks to diesel cheating

Volkswagen is being hard hit after it came to light that the company had defeat devices installed on a huge number of its diesel cars in the US and other countries. This week we learned that in part due to the scandal with emissions, Toyota had passed VW to become the largest seller of automobiles in the world. VW has now reported a quarterly loss.

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VW diesel cars lost 16% of value since dieselgate scandal broke

VW diesel cars lost 16% of value since dieselgate scandal broke

Kelly Blue Book (KBB) is a website where people go to check the value of their car or a car they might be interested in buying. KBB has been keeping an eye on the auction prices of Volkswagen diesel vehicles that were affected by the emission scandal and has found that values on those vehicles have declined significantly.

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VW’s new North American chief bails after two weeks on the job

VW’s new North American chief bails after two weeks on the job

To say Volkswagen is embattled right now is an understatement. The US government and leaders of VW are looking for heads to lop off after VW was caught cheating on diesel emissions. VW already has a new CEO, one Matthias Muller who was the chairman of Porsche previously. VW also named a hew head of North American operations, Winfried Vinland.

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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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Porsche chairman made new Volkswagen CEO amid dieselgate resignations

Porsche chairman made new Volkswagen CEO amid dieselgate resignations

Volkswagen appoints new CEO in wake of previous CEO Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn's resignation, which was offered Wednesday. The new CEO of Volkswagen will be the current Chairman of Porsche AG, Matthias Müller, who will also remain Chairman of that company until a successor can be found and appointed. This decision was made by the Volkswagen Supervisory Board in a meeting in Wolfsberg today. Berthold Huber, Interim Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG, suggested that Müller "knows the Group and its brands well and can immediately engage in his new task with full energy.

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EPA to tighten emissions tests, but fixes should be easy

EPA to tighten emissions tests, but fixes should be easy

Unless you're driving an older vehicle, fixes for vehicles that require repair to reduct emissions should be relatively easy. That's what the United States Environmental Agency (EPA) suggests in a new set of documents released in the wake of recent violations of the Clean Air Act (CAA) by Volkswagen. Technical changes to Volkswagen diesel vehicles from 2015 and 2016 model years should be easy, while more "substantial" changes may be required for vehicles from the past several years. In most or all cases, repair costs will be charged to the manufacturer, not the driver.

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