25 Sep '15, 3pm

ACEEE: Giant step backward for diesel: Suspending Volkswagen diesel Green Scores on greencars site... #sprayfoam

On September 18th , the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) slapped the Volkswagen Group with a notice of violation of the Clean Air Act for circumventing EPA emission standards for nitrogen oxides (NOx ). Volkswagen has now acknowledged using so-called “defeat devices” on its diesel cars that turn on full emissions control technologies while in testing mode but allow the vehicles to emit nitrogen oxide levels up to 40 times the certified level during normal operation. In the United States, Volkswagen will be forced to recall half a million vehicles, including the diesel versions of the popular Jetta, Jetta Sportwagen, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Golf, Golf Sportwagen, Passat, and Audi A3 models for model years 2009 to 2015. In response to these events, greenercars.org has suspended Green Scores for the affected vehicles until further notice, since these scores are no lo...

Full article: http://greenercars.org/news/blog/giant-step-backward-dies...

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rt @pursuitist BMW Issues Statement on Diesel Emissions #luxury

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pursuitist.com 25 Sep '15, 12pm

After the VW/Audi bombshell in which they admitted cheating on emissions tests, other manufacturers are trying to calm con...

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greenbiz.com 28 Sep '15, 9am

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Volkswagen Sets Up Diesel Information Website

hybridcars.com 28 Sep '15, 1am

Today Volkswagen tweeted it has established a website to handle consumer concerns over its four-cylinder diesel cars embro...

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Greenpeace Was Nailing VW Years Before the Diesel Cheating Scandal Broke

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hybridcars.com 25 Sep '15, 2pm

Greenpeace has for years actively campaigned against Volkswagen and these days it’s looking to have been quite insightful....