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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 7:48 p.m.

Ford sued in federal court over claims of diesel emissions cheating

Another lawsuit over diesel emissions was filed Wednesday in federal court in Detroit. This case, filed by a group of Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty owners, alleges Ford cheated …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 10:35 a.m.

Paris hopes to ban gas-powered cars in city by 2030

In its latest initiative to reduce air pollution, Paris City Hall wants gasoline-powered cars off the roads by 2030.


VW plots return to relevance in U.S. following diesel scandal

Volkswagen is rolling out its plan for reselling most of the cars involved in the German automaker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal.


UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 3 p.m.

Britain to ban sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040

Britain will ban the sale of new cars and vans using diesel and gasoline starting in 2040 as part of a sweeping plan to tackle air pollution that experts say …


German automakers’ shares fall on diesel emissions concerns

The German auto industry’s troubles over excessive diesel emissions are looming larger.


Audi to update 850,000 cars as diesel recalls widen

German automaker Audi says it will fit up to 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance, following a similar move by rival Daimler as the auto …


German prosecutors probe Porsche employees over diesel cars

German prosecutors say they’ve opened an investigation into employees of Porsche, which is a unit of Volkswagen AG, and an American subsidiary over the possible manipulation of diesel emissions.


Global tailpipe tests vastly underestimate diesel pollution

Pollution from diesel trucks, buses and cars globally is more than 50 percent higher than levels shown in government lab tests, a new study says.


VW said to reach U.S. deal to fix most tainted Audi diesels

Volkswagen has reached an agreement with U.S. environmental regulators to fix or buy back around 80,000 Audi, VW and Porsche vehicles with tainted 3-liter diesel engines, nearing a resolution on …


VW judge reports progress to get more diesel cheats off road

Volkswagen has made substantial progress toward reaching a settlement for the remaining 80,000 diesel-cheating cars polluting U.S. roads, a federal judge said.


Semitruck spills diesel onto Spokane Valley freeway entrance

A semitruck being hauled by another semi truck toppled Wednesday morning, rupturing the fuel tank and spilling about 70 gallons of diesel onto an Interstate 90 on-ramp in Spokane Valley.


VW to take $18.2 billion hit as German carmakers face recall

German carmaker Volkswagen capped two grim days for the country’s auto industry by revealing its diesel emissions cheating cost it a chunky 16.2 billion euros ($18.2 billion) for 2015 alone …


Judge says VW owners can choose buybacks or repair

An agreement will give consumers who bought nearly 600,000 Volkswagen vehicles rigged to cheat on emissions tests the option of having the automaker buy back the cars or fix them, …


Volkswagen gets a month for plan on diesel emissions fix

A federal judge on Thursday gave Volkswagen and regulators a month to provide a specific plan about how they will bring nearly 600,000 diesel cars into compliance with clean air …


VW rejects allegations it didn’t give timely info on scandal

Volkswagen on Wednesday rejected allegations that it didn’t go public early enough with information on its emissions-rigging scandal.


Judge to VW: Find a fix quick for dirty diesel cars

A federal judge overseeing hundreds of class-action lawsuits against Volkswagen says he wants a firm answer within a month about how the German automaker plans to bring nearly 600,000 diesel …


FTC reviewing VW’s ‘Clean Diesel’ ads for fraudulent claims

WASHINGTON – “Aren’t diesels dirty?” asks the grandmother in the passenger seat of the gleaming new VW Golf SportWagen. “Diesel in Latin means ‘dirty,’ ” chimes in another friend in …


Drivers find diesel, not gas, in fuel tanks

By the time blue smoke began pouring out of her 2011 Toyota Venza, Sharon Yeager already knew something was wrong. Yeager fueled her car at Spoko Fuel Gas Station on …


Schools mapping out savings

Burdened with a fleet of buses whose fuel mileage is measured in single digits, school districts are looking for ways to shave the miles they drive. Every time diesel increases …