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VW emissions scandal

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 »

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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 »

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 »

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EU Chooses Sides in DC Fast-Charge Standards Fight

The SAE Combo DC fast charging station has won another ally in the war over DC fast-charge standards: the European Parliament. On one side of the battle is European and US automakers, including Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Porsche and Volkswagen, which last year agreed to use the … Read more »

Honeywell’s Low-Global-Warming Refrigerant ‘Safe for Use in Cars’

Honeywell says a study — and automakers including General Motors, Ford and Toyota — concluded that its low-global-warming-potential air conditioning system is safe for use in cars. The study by automotive engineering association SAE International examined the mobile air conditioning HFO refrigerant R-1234yf, or HFO-1234yf. SAE initiated the evaluation in … Read more »

Automakers Develop CO2-Based Air Conditioning

Volkswagen, Daimler, Audi, BMW and Porsche have announced plans to develop CO2 technology as a more climate-friendly refrigerant for air conditioning systems. VW says CO2 as a refrigerant — also known as R744 — has lower greenhouse gas effects than conventional refrigerants, with a GWP (Global Warming Potential) value of … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: Ford, Westport, VW, Clean Diesel

Ford has unveiled its 2014 Transit van, which it says will achieve an average of 25 percent better fuel economy and haul at least 300 pounds more than today’s E-Series. The new Transit joins the most fuel-efficient lineup in Ford’s history. Next year, the company will offer eight vehicles rated at … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: Fisker Talks IPO, Leaf Parks Itself, Volvo V60 Sells Out

Fisker Automotive is looking to share parts and technology with other car companies, which would help the electric carmaker save money, Fox News reports. The company is also preparing for a public offering of stock, CEO Tony Posawatz told the Automotive Press Association, adding that Fisker is watching the stock … Read more »