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VW Emissions Scandal Involves Gas-Powered Cars

Volkswagen has admitted that even more cars — some 800,000 vehicles from the VW Group — are involved in the emissions scandal and this number includes gas-powered cars, not just diesel. The automaker yesterday issued a statement saying that the VW internal investigation found “irregularities … when determining type approval … 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 »

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VW Emissions Scandal: Almost 1.2M UK Vehicles Used ‘Defeat Devices’

Volkswagen has admitted almost 1.2 million diesel vehicles in the UK are involved in the emissions scandal and used “defeat devices” to cheat air pollution laws. VW said the diesel vehicles include 508,276 Volkswagen cars, 393,450 Audis, 76,773 Seats, 131,569 Škodas and 79,838 Volkswagen commercial vehicles, The Guardian reports. The … Read more »

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Crackdown on Car Emissions Testing Following VW Scandal

The EPA is cracking down on car emissions testing following the Volkswagen scandal in which VW used a “defeat device” that allowed almost 500,000 of its diesel-engine cars to cheat emissions testing for certain air pollutants. On Friday, the EPA sent a letter to vehicle manufacturers notifying them that the … Read more »

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VW Emissions Testing Scandal Prompts CEO to Order External Investigation

Volkswagen has ordered an external investigation into the “defeat device” that allowed almost 500,000 of its diesel-engine cars to circumvent emissions testing for certain air pollutants, according to CEO Professor Dr. Martin Winterkorn. Winterkorn issued a statement following the emissions testing scandal that erupted late last week. “I personally am … Read more »

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VW’s ‘Holistic Approach’ to Low-Carbon Cars

Volkswagen of America says starting with the launch of the zero-tailpipe emissions 2015 e-Golf model (pictured), it will invest in carbon reduction projects to offset emissions created from e-Golf production, distribution and up to approximately 36,000 miles of driving. VW also named SunPower as the official solar energy partner power … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: VW, LNG America,JJ Taylor, ClipperCreek

Beverage distributors JJ Taylor has opened a second compressed natural gas fueling station in Florida at its Fort Myers location. The station was designed by CNG fueling infrastructure firm TruStar Energy. ClipperCreek has launched its ETL listed utility smart grid connected charging station, the CS-40-SG2. The CS-40-SG2 charging station features ZigBee Smart Energy Protocol 1.1 demand … Read more »

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VW Wins Gold Medal Award

Volkswagen Group’s low CO2 fleet and LEED platinum automotive plant, among other environmental initiatives, have earned the carmaker a World Environment Center Gold Medal award. The WEC says it awarded VW with a Gold Medal for its holistic approach to sustainability across all aspects of its operations. This includes following … Read more »

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Green Fleet Roundup: VW, GM, Alaska West, Pepsi, Tenneco

Volkswagen will sell electric cars in the US from 2015, the New York Times reports. The company aims to enter the US electric car market with a battery-powered version of its subcompact Golf model and would follow with more models if demand increases. The e-Golf — an electrified version of … Read more »

Geneva Motor Show Roundup: VW, Peugeot, Land Rover, Ford, Mitsubishi

Here’s a round up of green car news from the Geneva International Motor Show in Switzerland: Land Rover has unveiled seven new electric models of its Defender off-road vehicle. The standard diesel engine and gearbox have been replaced by a 70kW (94bhp), 330Nm electric motor twinned with a 300-volt, lithium-ion battery with a capacity of … Read more »