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UK Diesel Car Sales Fell By Over A Third In March

April 6th, 2018 | by James Ayre

Diesel car sales in the UK fell by over a third in March on the back of continuing talk of possible selective diesel car bans as well as continuing fallout from the Volkswagen diesel emissions cheating scandal. That's according to new figures from the UK's Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)


Diesel Car Market Share Fell In March In Germany

April 5th, 2018 | by James Ayre

Following the recent ruling by a court in Germany that cities there have the right to ban diesel cars as a means of improving air quality, the share of the country's total auto market held by diesel cars has been falling sharply.


Volkswagen Diesel Cars Use Up To 14% More Fuel After Software “Fix,” With NOx Emissions Still 400% Higher Than Lab Figures, Study Shows

March 13th, 2018 | by James Ayre

A new analysis from the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has (again) confirmed as much -- with Volkswagen diesel cars being found to use up to 14% more fuel after being recalled and "fixed" than previously. Even after the software fix in the vehicles in question was implemented, NOx emissions were still over 400% higher than the levels seen in lab testing


Bosch: We Won’t Produce EV Batteries, Too Risky

March 1st, 2018 | by James Ayre

The largest auto parts supplier in the world, Bosch, has decided that it won't be manufacturing its own electric vehicle batteries, despite the booming of the sector -- as the billions of euros of investment that would be required would pose too much of a risk to the company


Diesel Emissions Cheating Scandal May Hit BMW Next

December 6th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Remember Dieselgate? Independent researchers in West Virginia strapped a portable exhaust gas analyzer to a Volkswagen turbodiesel and found its tailpipe emissions were way out of whack with the results obtained in laboratory testing. That one finding has now cost Volkswagen more than $20 billion in fines and penalties and that total is still rising. Now, BMW may be the next company to find itself in the fake diesel emissions soup



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