Tag: VW

NOxgate expands: 93% of diesel vehicles tested fail to meet Euro 6 NOx emission standards; average is 7 times over the limit

NOxgate expands: 93% of diesel vehicles tested fail to meet Euro 6 NOx emission standards; average is 7 times over the limit

September 28, 2015 |

The Digest looks at ICCT’s comprehensive report on diesel vehicle NOx emissions in the EU and US. Where will the emissions crisis spread? The VW crisis just keeps getting worse, with Volkswagen suspending its VW, Audi, and Porsche R&D chiefs, as Audi confirmed that 2.1 million of its vehicles were outfitted with defeat devices, and reports […]

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We should not be surprised about  Volkswagen’s “Diesel-Gate”

We should not be surprised about Volkswagen’s “Diesel-Gate”

September 28, 2015 |

By Bill Brandon, Special to The Digest Fooling with computers to give false readings has happened before. It is important to recognize similarities to earlier cases and EPA’s role in them. The 1998 consent decree In October 1998, the DOJ and EPA entered into a consent decree with heavy-duty diesel engine manufacturers for installing ‘defeat’ device […]

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Statement by the VW board on NOXgate crisis: “Further personnel consequences in the next days.”

Statement by the VW board on NOXgate crisis: “Further personnel consequences in the next days.”

September 23, 2015 |

Board OK’s CEO resignation; “expecting further personnel consequences in the next days”; company asks for German criminal probe; “All participants in these proceedings will be subject to the full consequences.” In Germany, the Executive Committee of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Group AG released the following statement: In a meeting on Wednesday, September 23, the Executive Committee […]

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Volkswagen CEO resigns as NOxGate crisis spirals

Volkswagen CEO resigns as NOxGate crisis spirals

September 23, 2015 |

In Germany, Dr. Martin Winterkorn has resigned as CEO of Volkswagen Group AG. No successor has yet been named. The VW board indicated that a new CEO will be named by Friday,and  that further changes in personnel would happen rapidly as the investigation unfolds. “I am shocked by the events of the past few days.,” […]

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EPA says VW running massive Clean Air scam via Jettas, Audis, Passats

EPA says VW running massive Clean Air scam via Jettas, Audis, Passats

September 20, 2015 |

VW facing up to $18.07 billion in fines; recalls, mandatory vehicle emission fixes on the horizon; investigations underway at EPA and in California as “defeat devices” uncovered that evade clean air regulations. In Washington, EPA issued a notice of violation of the Clean Air Act to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America, […]

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John Lewis turns waste cooking oil into fleet fuel

John Lewis turns waste cooking oil into fleet fuel

December 26, 2011 |

In the UK, John Lewis department stores is converting the cooking oil from its in-store cafeterias into biodiesel for use in its more than 70 forklifts at its distribution center in Northamptonshire. The forklifts use a Volkswagen engine approved for the use of biofuel. The company aims to recycle 75% of its waste by 2012.

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