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New Emissions-Cheating “Defeat Device” Reportedly Found In Audi Vehicles

Volkswagen’s recently approved $15 billion settlement with the U.S. government was seen by some as the final chapter in the carmaker’s “defeat device” emissions scandal, but officials in California may have found evidence that VW used a second device to skirt carbon dioxide emissions restrictions in certain of its Audi vehicles. [More]

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VW Claims Carbon Dioxide Emission Issue Only Affects 36,000 Vehicles, Not 800,000

In early November, Volkswagen added to its mounting emissions scandal by announcing that an internal investigation had found that nearly 800,000 vehicles may have issues with carbon dioxide emissions resulting in inflated fuel efficiency. But now, the carmaker says its was all just a big misunderstanding: only a fraction of those cars are actually affected.  [More]

Report: VW Knew About Fuel Efficiency Discrepancies A Year Ago

Report: VW Knew About Fuel Efficiency Discrepancies A Year Ago

Earlier this month, Volkswagen announced that an internal investigation into the carmaker’s use of “defeat devices” to evade emission standards in nearly 11 million vehicles worldwide uncovered a second issue: nearly 800,000 cars included understated levels of carbon monoxide emissions and rule usage. But a new report puts the timing of the finding into question, with some sources claiming executives with the car manufacturer knew of the problem more than a year ago.  [More]

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Volkswagen Internal Investigation Finds Carbon Dioxide Emissions Issue With 800,000 Vehicles

With nearly 11 million vehicles worldwide already emitting nearly 40 times the allowable rate of nitrogen oxide, Volkswagen says an internal investigation found about 800,000 additional vehicles may have issues with carbon dioxide emissions, too.  [More]

How Would You Feel About A New National Gas Tax?

How Would You Feel About A New National Gas Tax?

Don’t worry, there’s not one in the pipeline just yet, but Flexo at Consumerism Commentary asks whether now—with fuel prices relatively low again, at least compared to the recent past—is a good time to consider one.