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Volkswagen’s costs from Dieselgate: $30 billion and counting.

Volkswagen’s cumulative costs related to the ongoing diesel vehicle emissions cheating scandal now total around $30 billion (~€25 billion), following the company’s report that it was booking an additional €2.5 billion provision, related to hardware fixes for affected vehicles in the US. By James Ayre  These hardware fixes are “proving tougher than expected,” a company spokesperson […]

October 1st

What is the difference between gas and diesel engines?

With all the emissions scandals surrounding Volkswagen, Mercedes, Fiat, and even Harley-Davidson, we’ve been talking a lot about diesel engines in the last year, but how many of our readers really understand how diesel engines work compared to gas engines? How many of them really understand how a conventional four-cycle engine works in the first place? By Jo Borrás […]

September 3rd

VW exec behind diesel cheat gets prison time

James Robert Liang, an engineer at Volkswagen, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for knowingly working to cover up the fact that the German automaker was cheating on diesel emissions tests. The sentence also carries a fine of $200,000, which was an even steeper punishment than prosecutors had initially requested. By Jo Borrás  “The […]

August 29th

EPA will go after SOME polluters – diesel emission fraud perpetrators

EPA head Scott Pruitt says his agency will continue to “very aggressively” pursue action against auto manufacturers who faked their diesel emissions tests. By James Ayre “What VW did was very, very troublesome and we need to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Pruitt told Reuters. He also noted that aggressive actions were needed in order to […]

July 15th