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Volkswagen May Be Stuck in Court for Years as State Attorneys General Pile on

Volkswagen will stuck in court for years to come now that three state attorneys general are saying that the auto maker systemically — and over a decade — tried to defraud consumers. The efforts, they say, go beyond a few engineers who tried to install phony software and into the upper echelons of the company.

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States Sue VW Over Emissions Scandal, Name CEO in Cover-Up

Attorneys general from New York, Massachusetts and Maryland announced lawsuits today against Volkswagen and its affiliates, Audi and Porshe, for selling cars equipped with illegal “defeat devices” to cheat emissions tests and then trying to cover up the scam. When the investigation was getting under way in late 2015, numerous … Read more »

Low-Carbon Fuels Initiative Aims to Scale Up Sustainable Corporate Fleets

A global initiative called below50 that aims to scale up the development and use of low-carbon fuels launched today with 20-plus organizations and global brands including Audi, DuPont, DSM, Joule, LanzaTech, Novozymes and Yale University.

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VW Faces More Emissions Charges, Installed ‘Defeat Devices’ in Porsches

The Volkswagen emissions scandal continues to grow as the automaker has been hit with more air pollution charges, covering additional model years as well as Porsche diesel vehicles. Today the EPA issued a second notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Volkswagen … Read more »

Daimler Leads Autonomous Vehicle Technology Market

Daimler Leads Autonomous Vehicle Technology Market

Daimler, Audi, BMW and General Motors are the best equipped to develop the autonomous vehicle market, according to a new Leaderboard Report from Navigant Research. The report, Autonomous Vehicle OEMs, examines the strategy and execution of 18 original equipment manufacturers, including company profiles and rankings, to identify the companies’ relative strengths … Read more »

Which Carmakers Lead the Autonomous Vehicle Market?

Which Carmakers Lead the Autonomous Vehicle Market?

The no. 1 global vehicle manufacturers involved in the autonomous vehicle market, is Daimler, according to a leaderboard report by Navigant Research. Other OEMs classified as “leaders” in the grid are Audi, BMW and General Motors, respectively. Volvo, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen and Nissan round out the top 10, and … Read more »

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Green Fleet Roundup: Joule, Mercedes-Benz, Boeing, Toyota, Mazda, Penske

Joule’s ethanol fuel has been confirmed by third-party tests to meet the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D4806 and the German Institute for Standardization (DIN) EN 15376. Joule will use the results to obtain the government approvals needed for commercialization of its ethanol fuel. The tests were initiated … Read more »

Chevy Spark Tops Fuel Economy List for 2nd Year

Chevy Spark Tops Fuel Economy List for 2nd Year

For the second year in a row, the Chevrolet Spark is the most fuel-efficient vehicle, according to the 2015 Fuel Economy Guide released by the EPA and the US Energy Department. The Spark leads a list that is made up predominantly of electric vehicles. The subcompact Spark is rated at … Read more »

BMW-Backed Efforts Closer to Cutting Carbon Fiber Production Costs 90%

BMW and Audi AG are among more than 70 companies and organizations backing a materials-development group that says it’s getting closer to large-scale manufacturing of cars made with carbon fiber, a lightweight material that helps increase fuel efficiency. MAI Carbon Cluster Management, an 80 million-euro ($102 million) research effort supported … Read more »

BMW Unveils Fast, Light EV Charger

BMW of North America has announced the launch of the BMW i DC Fast Charger, which is compatible with multiple electric vehicles and can specifically charge the BMW i3 all-electric’s vehicle battery up to 80 percent in 30 minutes. The charger was a joint development between BMW and Bosch Automotive … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: Ford, DNV GL, Alcoa, NRG eVgo

Ford has unveiled its Lightweight Concept vehicle, which uses advanced materials to explore future weight-reduction features that could improve performance and fuel efficiency while reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The concept car (pictured) reduces the weight of a 2013 Ford Fusion to that of a Ford Fiesta, resulting in a nearly 25 … Read more »