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Opel reported to have manipulated diesel car exhaust emissions

According to a media report, automaker Opel is being investigated for manipulating vehicle emissions on about 60,000 cars worldwide. It is the first …

Opel

Major flaw in WADA’s salbutamol regulations revealed by scientist who helped to create them

<b>Current regulations based on tests on swimmers that didn't take dehydration into account</b><p>A major flaw in the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) …

Chris Froome

UK car buyers face ‘lottery’ with both ultra-clean and ultra-dirty diesels on sale

Ultra-dirty new diesel engines are being sold alongside ultra-clean models in the UK, according to new data, leaving car buyers facing what experts call a “nightmare”.<p>On-the-road tests by testing firm Emissions Analytics found that new models of Mercedes-Benz CLS, Seat Arona and Citroen DS 7 …

Pollution

Are solid lubrication bearings set to revolutionise off-road bikes? - MBR

SLT bearings from CeramicSpeed<p>CeramicSpeed have released details of a bearing technology claiming to be maintenance free and highly durable. Solid …

Off-roading

Chris Froome cleared of anti-doping violation and he could now compete in Tour de France

Chris Froome cleared to pursue a fifth Tour de France title as drug case is dropped by the UCI<p><b>British cyclist Chris Froome is a four-time winner of</b> …

Cycling

Chris Froome was cleared of doping one day after being banned from the Tour de France. What is going on?

It now appears that Chris Froome will race in the Tour de France one day after being banned from riding. The race is already a mess. What exactly is happening?<p>Chris Froome is cycling’s latest bête noire.<p>The four-time Tour de France winner was found to have tested positive for double the levels of …

Road Cycling

Chris Froome: 'I've done nothing wrong and have every right to be at Tour de France'

Chris Froome says he will “definitely” be on the start line of the Tour de France a week on Saturday, hitting back at critics such as Bernard Hinault who believes he should be suspended.<p>Hinault, the five-time Tour champion, suggested last week that the other riders in the peloton should strike if …

Cycling

Audi delays e-tron launch in the wake of CEO's arrest

Audi's electric SUV, the e-tron Quattro crossover, notable for its optional aerodynamic side cameras and super-fast charging abilities, was supposed to be revealed at the end of August. Just last week, however, the car maker's CEO was arrested over his alleged role in Dieselgate, the scandal over …

Electric SUV

Reigning Tour de France champion Chris Froome says ‘misinformation’ led to rival riders calling for him to be banned

CHRIS Froome insisted that “misinformation” has led to rival riders calling for him to be suspended after an abnormal doping test, as he started his …

Road Cycling

Chris Froome's coach blames media for salbutamol case backlash

Chris Froome's coach, Tim Kerrison, has blamed the media for the growing backlash over the Briton's Adverse Analytical Finding (AFF) for salbutamol, …

Road Bikes

VW may seek damages from ex-CEO Winterkorn over dieselgate

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) is reviewing whether to seek damages from former Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn, who was at the helm when it emerged the carmaker had cheated on emissions tests, supervisory board member Stephan Weil told a newspaper.<p>"Damages against former management …

Automotive Industry

Team Sky’s coaching guru launches staunch defence of Chris Froome

I can absolutely guarantee that there was no illegal performance enhancement Tim Kerrison<p>Tim Kerrison, Chris Froome’s long-term coach, has attacked the growing criticism in the French media towards the Team Sky rider in the buildup to this year’s Tour de France following the latest attack on Froome …

Cycling

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler Arrested in Ongoing VW Dieselgate Investigation

Stadler is the highest-ranking executive to be arrested in the years-long saga thus far.<p>CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images<p>The drama stemming from …

Head of Volkswagen's Audi arrested in Germany over diesel scandal

(This version of the story has been refiled to add dropped word "boards" in paragraph one.)<p>FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen's (VOWG_p.DE) supervisory boards suspended crisis talks to find a stand-in boss for its Audi brand which were convened after German authorities arrested current Audi Chief …

U.S. Department of Justice

Can Science Rescue Chris Froome?

The science of anti-doping takes center stage in Dr. Bill Apollo's analysis of Chris Froome's adverse finding for an asthma medication. Dr. Apollo, a …

Opinion: How the German car industry self-destructs

German carmakers like Volkswagen and Daimler have so far only admitted to things that can no longer be hidden from the public eye anyway. DW's Henrik …

Volkswagen fined one billlion euros by German prosecutors over emissions cheating

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) was fined one billion euros ($1.18 billion) over diesel emissions cheating in what amounts to one of the highest ever fines imposed by German authorities against a company, public prosecutors said on Wednesday.<p>The German fine follows a U.S. plea agreement …

Volkswagen slapped with 1 billion euro fine by German government

It's been three years since Dieselgate broke and sent the German car industry into a downward spiral of fines and indictments, but somehow, it's not over yet. In fact, the German government just levied one of its largest-ever penalties against a company by slapping Volkswagen with a 1 billion euro …

Daimler to Recall 774,000 Vehicles Over Alleged Emissions Cheating

Affected models are sold under the Mercedes-Benz brand.<p>Bloomberg—Bloomberg via Getty Images<p>Earlier this week, German auto conglomerate Daimler was …

Germany orders Mercedes to recall 774,000 diesel models

The auto industry's diesel emissions scandal continues to spread its noxious tentacles. According to a new Bloomberg report, the latest company in the crosshairs is Daimler, makers of Mercedes-Benz. The automaker is being ordered by the Germany government to recall 774,000 diesel vehicles in Europe …

Germans worried about never-ending emissions-cheating scandal

German politicians and business leaders are increasingly worried about the long-term impact of the domestic carmakers' emissions-cheating scam. …

New Emissions Tests Show Almost All New Diesels Still Dirty

This new test shows that most models made in Europe since 'Dieselgate' are still highly polluting.<p>Getty images<p>Recent research shows that nearly every …

German regulator found defeat devices in Daimler diesel cars: BamS

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's road vehicle authority KBA has found five "illegal switch-off devices" in Daimler <DAIGn.DE> car engines, newspaper Bild am Sonntag (BamS) reported on Sunday.<p>The authority said it suspected the emissions control devices were being used in the bulk of Daimler's new …

Tech podcast: Why are my feet numb, and how do I stop it?

If you're one of the many people who suffer from foot numbness while riding, you have come to the right place.Read the full article at Tech podcast: …

'Impossible-to-cheat' emissions tests show almost all new diesels still dirty

Emissions tests that are impossible for carmakers to cheat show that almost all diesel car models launched in Europe since the “dieselgate” scandal remain highly polluting.<p>The test uses a beam of light to analyse the exhaust plume of a car as it passes and automatic number plate recognition to link …

University of Oxford

UCI wants Froome sidelined as anti-doping case drags on

UCI president David Lappartient continues to insist that Chris Froome sit out from competitions until his salbutamol case is resolved.Read the full …

Daimler may be the next automaker embroiled in a diesel scandal

VW might not be the only German car maker that has to deal with a full-fledged diesel emissions scandal. To start, Germany has ordered Daimler to recall Mercedes-Benz Vito diesel vans for allegedly cheating on emissions tests limiting nitrogen oxide output. The company has met with officials and …

Audi CEO says diesel crisis not over and vows to stay on: report

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler said the diesel emissions affair was not over and promised to stay at the helm of the German luxury car maker, a German newspaper reported on Saturday.<p>Stadler also told the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper that he did not rule out further …

Fiat Chrysler shares fall on latest diesel emissions allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCHA.MI) (FCAU.N) shares fell more than 3 percent in New York trading on Friday amid investor concern about allegations mounted in court filings over alleged excess diesel emissions.<p>The U.S. Justice Department filed a civil lawsuit against Fiat …

Froome balks when asked about continued salbutamol use

The Sky rider would not reveal if he is still using the asthma drug, a substance that triggered the anti-doping case against him.Read the full …