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VW diesel incentives could be fuel for prosecutors

In the 2000s, Volkswagen was among the companies that lobbied the government to get buyers of diesel vehicles a tax credit. The automaker even brought some of these models to Washington to show them to politicians. The incentive eventually passed, and about 39,500 customers of the 2009 Jetta TDI …

Automotive Industry

VW emissions rigging will drive auto industry manufacturing costs higher

The Volkswagen emissions test-rigging scandal is going to cost all consumers and manufacturers as the industry is forced to spend more on pollution-control systems.<p>That's the assessment of analysts from Fitch Ratings, the corporate credit rating firm, and Wall Street investment bank Morgan …

VW stock delisted from Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Because of the company's years-long diesel emissions evasions, Volkswagen AG is being removed from the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices effective October 6, according to a joint statement by S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and RobecoSAM. After looking at reports of the automaker's cheating software, the …

Dow Jones

The Fallout from the VW Diesel Scandal

Has an automaker ever been knocked off its axis quite so dramatically as has happened with Volkswagen in the wake of it being caught cheating on diesel-engine emissions? The company has had its head lopped off in a single strike. And by that, we don’t just mean Martin Winterkorn, who stepped down …

Volkswagen Diesel Pollution: How Dangerous To The Public, Your Family?

Volkswagen has underscored that its diesel cars affected by its TDI emissions scandal are safe to drive.<p>It highlights that on a special consumer site …

Toyota Mirai Spawning Entire Family Of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Models?

The Toyota Prius hybrid started out as a single model, but it grew into an entire "family" with the outgoing third generation.<p>The original Prius …

Alternative Fuel

2016 Mitsubishi Lancer Debuts Sans The Evo

It’s been almost nine years since we first saw the current Mitsubishi Lancer, but the Japanese automaker has no plans to redesign the car just yet. …

More Japanese Awesome: Suzuki Showing Odd Subcompact, Odd Minivan, Odd Everything in Tokyo

The biennial Tokyo auto show not only gives us a chance to see some seriously weird stuff, it also gives us the opportunity to check out the wildest creations from automakers that don’t sell cars in the U.S. Suzuki did sell cars here some time ago, and perhaps if those cars were as funky and …

Volkswagen, Audi sales increase despite emissions cheating scandal

September auto sales were so strong in the U.S. that even Volkswagen squeezed out a gain — despite halting all sales of its diesel cars because of an emissions test-rigging scandal.<p>Volkswagen's U.S. division said it sold 26,141 vehicles in September, up 145 cars from what it sold in September …

27 Mario Myths That Happen To Be True

Over 30 years together and we still have so much to learn about our little Italian friend.

Nest gets more smart home devices talking to each other

Getting your connected-home gear to actually connect with one another can be a pain. Nest is trying to alleviate at least some of that hassle by adding Weave, its ad-hoc networking system to Works with Nest, it's third party development platform. Weave lets items talk to each other without relying …

Home Automation

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. A mobile carrier has, for the first time, started blocking all ads on consumers' phones.</b> Jamaica-based carrier Digicel has become the first official customer of mobile ad blocking software provider Shine.<p><b>2. News Corp has sold off its money-losing education brand Amplify.</b> Around 500 jobs have …

7 incredible Japanese destinations that tourists haven’t discovered yet

Japan is often known by tourists for its most popular attractions, like Mount Fuji, the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto, and its amazing shrines and temples.<p>But there's a lot more to the island nation than that.<p>We took a look at a Quora thread that asked, "what are some of Japan's best kept secrets," and …

Japan