Tag Archives: Diesel Cars

Porsche is done with diesels–this time for real

Porsche wasn't able to avoid the recent diesel emissions scandal that afflicted a number of Volkswagen Group brands, with a diesel version of its popular Cayenne SUV among the vehicles fitted with emissions cheating software. With regulators now tightening emissions standards and placing extra scrutiny on diesel emissions in particular, Porsche has decided...

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Germany’s second-biggest city to introduce diesel bans on May 31

Hamburg will become Germany's first city to impose a ban on diesel cars. The ban will be introduced on May 31 but only along two major roads in the city center. A number of signs have been erected to warn drivers of the ban and suggest alternative routes. It's not a blanket ban on diesel, as it is only on cars introduced prior to 2009, when Euro 5 emissions...

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German city prepares to ban older diesel vehicles

Hamburg is poised to become the first major city in Germany to impose a ban on older diesel vehicles. The city has begun erecting signs indicating the vehicles will not be allowed to pass through various streets. According to a Reuters report published Wednesday, Hamburg officials anticipate the ban will go into effect this month. Right now, the officials...

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Volvo ditches diesel

Volvo on Wednesday announced that from 2019 it will no longer launch cars fitted with diesel engines. It follows the automaker's announcement last July that every car it launches from 2019 will feature some form of electrification, whether it be mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure electric power. Volvo's first new model without a diesel option will be the...

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Report: Former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn facing US charges in dieselgate scandal

A Michigan federal court has charged former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn with defrauding the U.S. for his role in the VW diesel emissions scandal, according to a report from Reuters. Winterkorn resigned in September 2015, shortly after the company admitted that Volkswagen's 2.0-liter turbodiesel 4-cylinders engine was intentionally and illegally fitted...

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Mercedes-Benz isn’t ready to walk away from diesel

Diesel has, more or less, become a rather dirty word in the aftermath of Volkswagen's dieselgate scandal. However, as the majority of European automakers back away from the fuel, Mercedes-Benz isn't ready to walk away from it just yet. Mercedes-Benz head, Dieter Zetsche, told Autocar in a Monday report that consumer confidence in diesel powertrains is still...

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How did Volkswagen’s diesel defeat device work?

Every media outlet in the world covered Volkswagen's tangled web of lies and deceit as "Dieselgate" opened up and spewed the truth nearly three years ago. Its consequences are ongoing today, and VW's future trajectory has been changed forever. But, how exactly did VW's "defeat device" work? Jason Fenske, host of Engineering Explained, breaks it all down...

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Porsche is officially done with diesels

Porsche in recent months has been in the midst of internal talks regarding the future of diesel engines within its own lineup. Those talks are clearly over, because the German automaker has just killed off the last remaining oil-burner holdouts in the lineup. For Porsche, diesel is now officially dead. According to Autocar, Porsche has removed the last two...

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Hyundai SUV onslaught will include diesel, electric and fuel cell models

Hyundai's been caught out by the consumer shift to SUVs and pickup trucks, and this is reflected in the automaker's sales which in the first half of the year are down nearly 11 percent compared to an overall market decline of only 2.9 percent. The picture is much bleaker when you focus solely on Hyundai's sedans. In response, Hyundai is...

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