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Auto emission: Tackle or perish

Tricky task: The government needs to keep pace with an auto industry ready to cut corners The extent of cheating in Volkswagen emission fraud has triggered a debate on the prevalent standards of...

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Volkswagen scandal shows that our emissions testing system is broken

On September 18, Volkswagen admitted that 11 million diesel cars have been equipped with an illegal piece of software. Since 2009, this ‘default device’ has allowed VW diesel cars to detect when its...

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European Union emission testing is different from US system, but both failed...

Here's the main thing the United States and the European Union's auto emissions tests have in common: holes so big that manufacturers could, so to speak, drive cars through them. U.S. regulators only...

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Ford: European car makers need to regain consumers’ trust (ECR - European...

(Source: ECR - European Conservatives and Reformists´ Group) Transparency, accountability, enforcing the rules and modernising standards: that is the recipe needed now to help re-establish consumer...

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VW scandal: EC to introduce real-driving emissions test as from January - law...

Mariosa Vella Cardona – a legal consultant who specialises in European competition and consumer protection laws – said that in January 2016 the European Commission is to introduce a Real-Driving...

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EC to introduce real-driving emissions test as from January - law expert

Mariosa Vella Cardona – a legal consultant who specialises in European competition and consumer protection laws – said that in January 2016 the European Commission is to introduce a Real-Driving...

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Auto makers push back against emission controls

Despite the cloud cast by the Volkswagen scandal, automakers are proposing that they be allowed a 70 percent increase in the nitrogen oxides their cars emit, unreleased documents show, as part of new...

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It's not just VW: Mercedes and others reportedly fail emissions tests

The recent emissions scandal at Volkswagen left the world stunned: How can such a major carmaker allow itself to downright cheat on emissions tests? As it turns out, though other carmakers weren't...

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Volkswagen's lies show need for real emissions tests (Greenpeace International)

(Source: Greenpeace International) Caught red-handed for cheating on diesel emissions tests, German carmaker Volkswagen's actions in putting profits before public health have underscored the need for...

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Volkswagen's Lies Show Need for Real Emissions Tests

Caught red-handed for cheating on diesel emissions tests, German carmaker Volkswagen's actions in putting profits before public health have underscored the need for urgent reforms of car industry...

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Volkswagen's U.S. Executive Apologizes for Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen's top U.S. executive has apologized over the massive emissions testing scandal engulfing the German automaker. Michael Horn offered a "sincere apology" Thursday during testimony before...

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Volkswagen to Recall 8.5 Million Cars in Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen says it will recall 8.5 million cars in Europe as a result of a scandal involving rigged emission software. The move was prompted by German automotive regulator KBA (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt),...

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VW’s US Executive Apologizes for Emissions Scandal

VOA News Volkswagen's top U.S. executive has apologized over the massive emissions testing scandal engulfing the German automaker. Michael Horn offered a "sincere apology" Thursday during testimony...

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Head of VW in US will tell Congress he knew of emissions rigging in early 2014

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VW executive to face tough question on emissions scandal

WASHINGTON — Tough questions awaited Volkswagen's top U.S. executive at a congressional hearing Thursday as the emissions-rigging scandal enveloping the world's largest automaker deepened. Volkswagen...

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Volkswagen faces potential class-action lawsuits over emissions scandal

Several potential class-action lawsuits have been filed in Michigan against Volkswagen over the company’s diesel emissions scandal, as US regulators ratcheted up questioning of the auto giant....

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EU bank could demand loans back from VW

European Investment Bank to see if VW used loans to cheat emissions tests for diesel vehicles, newspaper reports...

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VW under pressure for answers as emissions scandal deadlines loom

By Andreas Cremer WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Hans Dieter Poetsch's first board meeting as chairman of Volkswagen on Wednesday could turn out to be his most important, coming just hours before a...

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Volkswagen to refit some 11 million cars affected by emissions scandal

Volkswagen has said it will repair up to 11 million vehicles and overhaul its namesake brand following the scandal over its rigging of emissions tests. New chief executive Matthias Mueller said the...

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VW tests early version of new engine for 'defeat device'

Carmaker checking whether earlier versions of EA 288 engine contain emissions test cheating software, potentially widening scandal...

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Car emissions test body receives 70% of cash from motor industry

Vehicle Certification Agency accused of a conflict of interest after VW scandal...

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Police raid VW HQ, US chief admits knew of problem in 2014

German police swooped on Volkswagen's headquarters on Thursday, carrying away files and hard disks in their investigation into a massive pollution cheating scandal engulfing the auto giant. Private...

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Ready for faster adoption of stricter emission norms: Automakers 

NEW DELHI: Automakers are ready to have stricter emission norms implemented across the country, the statement coming within days of the diesel engine cheating scandal involving German maker Volkswagen...

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Volkswagen’s 2016 diesels have new software affecting emissions tests

WASHINGTON — Volkswagen has disclosed to U.S. regulators that there is additional suspect software in its 2016 diesel models that would potentially help their exhaust systems run cleaner during...

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Conflict of interest: Test body for cars in VW emission scandal receives 70pc...

The body examining the practices of the car industry following the Volkswagen emissions scandal has been accused of a major conflict of interest after it emerged that nearly three quarters of its...

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VW examining if newer engine involved in emissions scandal

By Andreas Cremer BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen is looking into whether earlier versions of its current diesel engine contained software capable of rigging emissions tests, it said on Thursday,...

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Volkswagen stops sales in European Union of remaining cars with diesel engine...

Volkswagen has stopped sales in the 28-country European Union of the remaining new cars that contain the diesel engine fitted with the software that was used to cheat on U.S. emissions tests. ......

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Volkswagen: secret emissions tool in 2016 cars is separate from 'defeat' cheat

US regulators ‘have long list of questions’ over ‘auxiliary emissions control device’, which forced automaker to leave new vehicles sitting unsold on docks...

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Volkswagen To Stop Delivery Of 2016 American Diesel Models

WASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen plans to withdraw applications seeking U.S. emissions certifications for its 2016 model Jettas, Golfs, Passats and Beetles with diesel engines, the latest hit to the German...

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Full investigation into emissions scandal urgently required (European United...

(Source: European United Left - Nordic Green Left) 06/10/2015 During the debate on the car emissions scandal in the European Parliament this afternoon, Finnish GUE/NGL MEP Merja Kyllönen called for...

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Testimony: VW to stop delivery of 2016 diesel models

Volkswagen plans to withdraw applications seeking U.S. emissions certifications for its 2016 model Jettas, Golfs, Passats and Beetles with diesel engines, the latest hit to the German automaker's...

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How Could Volkswagen’s Top Engineers Not Have Known?

For the gearheads at West Virginia University, it was a minor commission. An environmental group, the International Council on Clean Transportation, had asked the school’s Center for Alternative Fuels,...

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VW warns emission scandal investigations will take months

Volkswagen said on Thursday it would take longer than expected to investigate its rigging of vehicle emissions tests, raising the prospect of months of uncertainty for customers, shareholders and...

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VW's US CEO apologizes for emissions rigging scandal

WASHINGTON — Volkswagen's top U.S. executive apologized Thursday as the emissions-rigging scandal engulfing the world's largest automaker deepened and members of Congress said the company violated the...

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VW told to recall 8.5 million diesels by German regulator

Volkswagen will embark on one of the biggest recalls in automotive history, affecting 8.5 million diesel vehicles, after German authorities threw out the carmaker's proposal for voluntary repairs. The...

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Volkswagen discloses new software in 2016 diesels that could help exhaust...

Volkswagen has disclosed to U.S. regulators that there is additional suspect software in its 2016 diesel models that would potentially help their exhaust systems run cleaner during government tests....

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VW says 8mn cars in European Union fitted with emission cheat devices

Scandal-hit Volkswagen said Tuesday that eight million of its 11 million diesel vehicles fitted with software that cheats in emissions tests were sold in the European Union. ......

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EU Nations Are Pushed for Feedback on Tougher Car-Emission Tests

The European Commission said it wants national governments in Europe to give feedback by Friday on a proposal for tougher car-pollution tests and to vote on Oct. 28 on any new inspection regime, which...

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What the Volkswagen Scandal Tells Us About Achieving Climate and Clean Air Goals

The revelation that German automaker Volkswagen cheated on emissions tests by installing fraudulent software has caused a firestorm. The company's share price dropped dramatically, a criminal...

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2016 VW Diesels Have New Software Affecting Emissions Tests

Volkswagen has disclosed to U.S. regulators that there is additional suspect software in its 2016 diesel models that would potentially help their exhaust systems run cleaner during government tests....

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Pallone Demands Answers for Consumers on VW Emissions Cheating Allegations...

(Source: Frank Pallone Jr) Pallone Points to Auto Industry's Pervasive 'Culture of Deception' WASHINGTON, DC - Today at a Congressional hearing, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Ranking Member...

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2016 Volkswagen diesels have new software affecting emissions tests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen has disclosed to U.S. regulators that there is additional suspect software in its 2016 diesel models that would potentially help their exhaust systems run cleaner during...

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EU car tests unlike those in US _ but have similar failings

BRUSSELS (AP) — Here's the main thing the United States and the European Union's auto emissions tests have in common: holes so big that manufacturers could, so to speak, drive cars through them. ......

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