Diesel Emissions

Court in Germany paves the way for the immediate ban of older diesel vehicles

The top administrative court in Germany has issued a ruling that empowers municipalities to ban older diesel vehicles, effective immediately, in …

Environment

Hamburg to ban older diesel cars from certain streets by May 31

The port city has approved a ban on older diesel models from two major streets. The decision deals a blow to German automakers and the federal …

Environment

Diesel's last gasp? Don't believe it

Are diesels on their last legs? Consumers would be forgiven for thinking so, given the impact of Volkswagen Group’s notorious diesel emissions …

Detroit

German city to ban diesel cars to combat air pollution

Officials of the northern German city of Hamburg have announced a ban on some diesel cars, to combat air pollution.<p>The German news agency dpa …

Business

UK’s new air pollution strategy ‘hugely disappointing’, says Labour

Consultation proposes reducing pollutants, including particulates from wood burners and ammonia from farms – but does little to tackle diesel emissions<p>A new clean air strategy published by the UK government has been criticised as “hugely disappointing” by the Labour party. Other groups said it did …

Environment

In Illinois, Tesla-like dreams for an EV startup, former Mitsubishi factory

RJ Scaringe isn't the first entrepreneur to start a company straight out of school. What's unusual is the scale of his ambition. He's running a …

Automotive Industry

New emails show FCA knew of diesel cheats as early as 2010: report

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles discussed using illegal software to cheat emissions tests in diesel versions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram EcoDiesel …

U.S. Department of Justice

New tougher MOT tests come into force

<b>Motorists face tougher MOT tests on their vehicles from Sunday, as an updated test introduces new categories under which a vehicle can fail or pass.</b><p>The categories include "dangerous", "major" and "minor" which determine whether a car, van or motorcycle must be taken off the road or can be driven as …

Road Safety

Porsche Ordered To Recall 60,000 Diesel SUVs By German Authorities

Porsche will recall almost 60,000 Macan and Cayenne diesel SUVs in Europe after the German automotive regulator KBA found software irregularities …

Automotive Industry

Fiat Chrysler Shares Fall on Latest Diesel Emissions Allegations

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV shares fell more than 3 percent in New York trading on Friday amid investor concern about allegations mounted in court …

Fiat Chrysler

Germany orders Porsche recall over diesel emissions cheating

German authorities said Friday they had ordered 19,000 Porsche SUVs recalled over emissions cheating, saying a total of 60,000 manipulated vehicles …

Engines

Porsche told to recall nearly 60,000 manipulated diesel engines

It was found that Macan and Cayenne SUVs contained software that could reduce emissions controls for smog-inducing nitrogen oxide<p>18 May 2018 - 16:16 …

Business (South Africa)

Mercedes Tooling Up French Plant to Take on Tesla Model 3

Daimler AG is looking to make its mark in the EV market by investing 500 million euros, or $588 million, to tool up a plant in France that will …

Autos

Hamburg will soon be the first German city to ban older diesels

A German court ruled in February that individual cities could impose the bans on polluting vehicles.<p>In just the latest bit of bad news for diesel fans, Hamburg is now taking steps to be the first city in Germany to enact a ban on older, more heavily polluting diesel cars. Reuters reports that city …

Tech Trends

BMW admits mistake in diesel emissions scandal

Berlin, May 18 (IANS) BMW chief executive officer Harald Krueger and board chairman Norbert Reithofer have admitted the Munich-based company made a …

Diesel Emissions

These new electric trucks from Volvo could soon be collecting your garbage

Swedish multinational manufacturing company Volvo has revealed its two new electric truck models, designed with tasks such as delivery and refuse …

Environment

Volkswagen's biggest brand to by-pass Paris auto show

BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) will not display its core brand at the Paris motor show this year, the latest and most prominent carmaker to swerve the biennial industry gathering.<p>Europe's largest automotive group has scaled back brand presentations at traditional car shows, …

Business

East Coast states to coordinate deployment of EV charging hubs

WASHINGTON -- A dozen states on the Eastern Seaboard, from Maine to Virginia, plus the District of Columbia, have signed on to a strategy for …

Electric Vehicles

’Are You Out Of Your Goddam Mind?’: Sergio Marchionne On Flack Who Said FCA Didn’t Use Emission Cheat Devices

Back in September 2015, when Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal came to light and shocked the automotive world, Fiat Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne …

Autos

Porsche SE executives, board members are safe to travel to U.S.: legal chief

STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - Top managers and supervisory board members at Porsche SE (PSHG_p.DE), Volkswagen's majority shareholder, can still travel to the United States without risk or fear for prosecution, the company's head of legal affairs said.<p>"Porsche SE is convinced that no board member …

Business

Hagens Berman: Fiat Chrysler Hit with Amended Class-Action Lawsuit Detailing Multiple Emissions-Cheating Devices in Dodge Trucks

DETROIT--(BUSINESS WIRE)--<p>An amended class-action lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler and Cummins Inc. has unearthed at least two diesel emissions defeat …

Class Action

Watchdog praises EPA testing after VW scandal; says agency could do more

The EPA could do more to detect when automakers are attempting to cheat emissions testing, as Volkswagen did for years, a watchdog said Tuesday.

Diesel Emissions

Business Live: Wall Street slips - BBC News

Live Reporting<p>That's all from Business Live tonight - thanks for reading.<p>We are back as usual at 06:00 tomorrow, so do join us then.<p>Wall Street ended mostly lower amid investor worries over interest rates and trade, while Tesla shares plummeted following a public hissy fit by chief Elon Musk.<p>The …

Wall Street

Watchdog: EPA can do more to find emissions cheating after Volkswagen scandal

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has improved its car emissions testing in the wake of the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal, but it could …

Diesel Emissions

Ex-VW exec Hatz appeals detention to top German court

Hatz was Audi's top engine developer before being promoted to VW Group powertrain chief.<p><b>David Jolley</b><b><br>Automotive News Europe</b><p>FRANKFURT -- Wolfgang Hatz, …

U.S. Federal Courts

French train giant Alstom set to make UK's first hydrogen fleet at British site

French train manufacturer Alstom is set to become the first company to bring hydrogen trains to the UK with its plans to convert an existing fleet.<p>The company said the move was the “first substantive industry response” to calls by the Government for the removal of all diesel rolling stock by …

Business

2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid first drive review: Porsche’s case for electrification

An air of practicality sweeps over Porsche these days. It’s not unlike the strong winds coming off the Mediterranean Sea on the warm spring day when …

Diesel Emissions

Mercedes' EQ will define an electric ecosystem

In launching its EQ electric vehicle subbrand, Mercedes-Benz is going a step beyond many competitors that also have big EV plans.<p>Putting the Mercedes …

Electric Vehicles

To Class of 2018: Why manufacturing jobs are a great career option

Dear High School Seniors:<p>Graduation is right around the corner and many young people are making plans to head to college, a trade school or perhaps …

Employment

Race is on to set up Europe's electric car charging network

MUNICH (AP) — Charging an electric car away from home can be an exercise in uncertainty — hunting for that one lonely station at the back of a rest-area parking lot and hoping it's working.<p>In Europe, some of the biggest automakers are out to remove such anxieties from the battery-only driving …

Electric Vehicles