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VW to pay customer £25,000 following new Dieselgate ruling
Volkswagen

VW to pay customer £25,000 following new Dieselgate ruling

Volkswagen has lost a landmark court case in Germany and must now pay significant compensation
26 May 2020
VW emissions scandal: VW installed ‘defeat devices’ in thousands of cars, High Court finds
VW Emissions scandal update 2
Volkswagen

VW emissions scandal: VW installed ‘defeat devices’ in thousands of cars, High Court finds

The UK’s High Court has ruled that VW installed devices to cheat emissions tests in thousands of its cars
6 Apr 2020
Best diesel cars 2020
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Best diesel cars 2020

Covering all the bases, here's our view on the best diesel cars to have on your shortlist if you're buying a car in 2020
2 Jan 2020
Audi appoints Markus Duesmann as new CEO
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Audi

Audi appoints Markus Duesmann as new CEO

Markus Duesmann will take up the position of Audi CEO on April 1 next year, replacing Bran Schot
15 Nov 2019
Real-world MPG and emissions testing
Real world emissions testing
Electric cars

Real-world MPG and emissions testing

WLTP and RDE tests measuring car MPG and emissions have replaced the older, less accurate systems used before
15 Oct 2019
Too many VW Group models compete with each other
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Volkswagen

Too many VW Group models compete with each other

Volkswagen Group has five separate brands constantly competing with each other, but only the consumer loses out, says Mike Rutherford
13 Oct 2019
SUVs, not falling diesel sales, to blame for rise in CO2
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SUVs, not falling diesel sales, to blame for rise in CO2

European think tank claims 'carmakers’ strategy to promote sales of inefficient, higher-emitting SUVs” is making CO2 targets hard to hit
9 Sep 2019

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EU accuses BMW, Daimler and VW of emissions collusion
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EU accuses BMW, Daimler and VW of emissions collusion

German firms coordinated over limiting vehicle AdBlue consumption and delaying the introduction of petrol particulate filters
5 Apr 2019
AIR Index car emissions system launches
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AIR Index car emissions system launches

AIR Index promises easy-to-understand, real-world NOx levels for buyers and policymakers. High NOx readings have been found for some models
28 Feb 2019
'An alliance between JLR and Hyundai-Kia would get my vote'
Opinion - VW-Ford alliance
Opinion

'An alliance between JLR and Hyundai-Kia would get my vote'

Mike Rutherford thinks the VW-Ford alliance will be selling to around one third of UK buyers, leaving rival groups and firms unhappy
26 Jan 2019
Volkswagen to reduce model count and increase vehicle costs
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Volkswagen

Volkswagen to reduce model count and increase vehicle costs

Volkswagen has announced that savings of 3 billion euros will be made by the end of 2020, while vehicle prices will rise
6 Dec 2018
Euro NCAP investigated car parts marked for crash test only
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Euro NCAP investigated car parts marked for crash test only

Euro NCAP and Thatcham Research found airbags and ISOFIX points marked ‘for crash test only’ after safety assessments
9 Oct 2018
Used Audi A5 Coupe review
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Audi A5 Coupe

Used Audi A5 Coupe review

A full used buyer’s guide on the A5 Coupe, covering the A5 Coupe Mk1 (2007-2017)
26 Sep 2018
No more Porsche diesel cars as the firm abandons the fuel
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Porsche

No more Porsche diesel cars as the firm abandons the fuel

Porsche announces it will not offer diesel cars in future after refocusing its efforts on hybrid and electric car technology
23 Sep 2018
Car makers may already be manipulating new emissions tests
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Car makers may already be manipulating new emissions tests

European Commission says manufacturers may be increasing emissions artificially so future limits are easier to meet
25 Jul 2018
Nissan admits to falsifying emissions and economy figures
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Nissan

Nissan admits to falsifying emissions and economy figures

The practice took place at its plants in Japan, though there is no confirmation on number or type of vehicles involved
9 Jul 2018
VW and Ford team up to build vans and boost competitiveness
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Volkswagen

VW and Ford team up to build vans and boost competitiveness

VW and Ford announce a strategic alliance that will foster “several joint projects” including one to develop commercial vehicles
20 Jun 2018
Carmakers to face emissions cheating fines of £50,000
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Carmakers to face emissions cheating fines of £50,000

Government sets out new laws that will see hefty fine applied for defeat devices found in emissions cheating cars
7 Jun 2018
New “impossible to cheat” emissions rating system launches
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New “impossible to cheat” emissions rating system launches

TRUE initiative system measures NOx emissions in real-world driving with light beam; auto industry hits out at "misleading" study
6 Jun 2018
EU Commissioner says diesel cars “are finished”
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EU Commissioner says diesel cars “are finished”

Brussels official calls diesels “technology of the past”, and predicts they will “completely disappear” from European roads
29 May 2018
Porsche emissions: 60,000 Macans and Cayennes recalled
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Porsche emissions: 60,000 Macans and Cayennes recalled

Porsche to recall 53,000 diesel Macans and 6,750 diesel Cayennes in Europe at request of German motor authorities
21 May 2018
Porsche accused of altering Cayman R emission test
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Porsche Cayman

Porsche accused of altering Cayman R emission test

Pulling away in second gear said to have produced reduced CO2 readings for Porsche Cayman R, leading to lower tax bills for owners
12 May 2018
BMW denies Euro 6 diesel emissions collusion
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BMW denies Euro 6 diesel emissions collusion

BMW says emissions software was "mistakenly allocated" to 11,400 cars
23 Mar 2018
Motor industry hits back at “false” Greenpeace allegations
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Motor industry hits back at “false” Greenpeace allegations

Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says accusations by environmental charity are inaccurate and misleading
2 Mar 2018
Audi accused of of emissions cheating
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Audi accused of of emissions cheating

The Audi emissions recall covers the Audi A4, A5, A6, A7, Q5 and Q7 with the majority of vehicles said to be in Germany
22 Jan 2018
Sadiq Khan accuses German car makers of "double standards"
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Sadiq Khan accuses German car makers of "double standards"

The Mayor of London has written to the UK bosses of BMW, Volkswagen and Mercedes following just £1 million of clean air funding
6 Oct 2017
PSA accused of emissions tampering
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PSA accused of emissions tampering

Reports in the French media estimate the PSA Group faces up to 5 billion Euros in fines if found guilty of emissions manipulation
8 Sep 2017
Renault faces French criminal investigation
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Renault

Renault faces French criminal investigation

Renault denies cheating in emissions testing after French media obtain documents suggesting emissions test tampering
15 Mar 2017
Mayor of London seeks £2.5m in compensation from VW
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Mayor of London seeks £2.5m in compensation from VW

Sadiq Khan has claimed Volkswagen should pay £2.5m in missed Congestion Charge payments following the diesel emissions scandal
21 Nov 2016
VW to cut 23,000 jobs in five years
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VW to cut 23,000 jobs in five years

The ongoing emissions scandal will see VW Group cut 23,000 jobs in order to save €3.7 billion a year
18 Nov 2016
Car makers struggle to meet Euro 6 emissions targets
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Car makers struggle to meet Euro 6 emissions targets

Less than a year before 'real world' emissions tests arrive, some cars have been found to pollute up to 15 times the legal Euro 6 limit
20 Sep 2016
'VW Group has a 300+ model range - that's unmanageable'
Volkswagen

'VW Group has a 300+ model range - that's unmanageable'

Germans do efficiency better than anyone, but VW Group needs to trim the fat in the wake of its emissions cheating, says Mike Rutherford
1 Jul 2016
VW's 'Strategy 2025' plan: 30+ EVs planned
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Volkswagen

VW's 'Strategy 2025' plan: 30+ EVs planned

Stategy 2025 is the “biggest change process in the Company’s history” and lays out the German carmaker’s electrified future
21 Jun 2016
Mitsubishi economy scandal: President steps down
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Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi economy scandal: President steps down

Mitsubishi president Tetsuro Aikawa is to step down, while rival Nissan's purchases a controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors
18 May 2016