Monday morning car news roundup, November 30, 2015

Today is Monday

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Paper: VW execs knew of CO2 cheating more than a year ago


When Volkswagen launched its new Polo TDI BlueMotion in spring of 2014, they called it the “most fuel-efficient 5-seater in its class.” Its new 75 PS three cylinder turbo diesel was said to need only 3.1 liters of diesel for 100 km, which equates to only 82 grams of CO2 for 100 km, far below the 2020 EU target of 90g. There was only one problem: It was a lie. [Continue Reading]

#dieselgate: VW’s cheap fix called “nonsense”, “placebo” – lobby group sues

It's that simple?

It’s that simple?

Two days ago, Volkswagen presented a fix for the 8.2 millions of dieselgate-affected cars in Europe. Instead of costly and complicated repairs, 5.2 million can be fixed with a software flash only, VW says. For the remaining 3 million, the solution is a cheap plastic part, and a change of the engine software. The “solution” caused an uproar in the media. German lobby group DUH wants to go to court over it. [Continue Reading]

Friday morning car news roundup, November 27, 2015

Today is Friday

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World’s Largest Automakers: Toyota outdistances Volkswagen

Akio Toyoda TMS 2015  2 - picture courtesy Bertel Schmitt

Only a miracle could help Volkswagen reach its goal of becoming the world’s largest automaker this year, and miracles are in short supply in Wolfsburg. With October data by Toyota in, it looks like VW will miss its goal by more than 200,000 units … [Continue reading]

Thursday morning car news roundup, November 26, 2015

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Top News: Toyota u-turns on Takata inflators in Japan - Just-auto: Toyota Motor hassaid it would replace Takata airbag inflators in 1.6m cars in Japan that had previously been recalled after concluding that they may still be unsafe. Reports … [Continue reading]

Tesla’s NOx Problem: Model X Delay Explained?

Model S - Picture courtesy Tesla

As the maker of tailpipe-free electric vehicles, Tesla is perhaps the last auto manufacturer you'd expect to struggle with an NOx emissions problem. Yet like any other auto manufacturer, Tesla operates factories which produce a variety of emissions … [Continue reading]

Wednesday morning car news roundup, November 25, 2015

Today is Tuesday

Top News: November Auto Sales Expected to Set Record Pace - Detroit Bureau: With car sales heading for a big "Friday Finish," November's numbers look as if they could shatter any number of records. Chinese automaker Dongfeng removes president … [Continue reading]