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  • Wed, 06 Jul 2016 15:07:00 +0000: Volkswagen Dieselgate update: European owners get shafted, and can 85,000 3.0-liters be fixed? - The Car Connection
    2016 Audi SQ5 TDI PlusSummer's here, and the time is right for dancing in the streets--unless you work for Volkswagen, where dancing is kept to a strict minimum thanks to the ongoing Dieselgate scandal. Here are a few of the not-so-clean diesel stories that have crossed our desks in the past few days: Fix is possible for 85,000 3.0-liter diesels in the U.S.: Remember...
  • Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:41:00 +0000: VW reaches $15.4 billion settlement, but Dieselgate is far from over - The Car Connection
    2010 Volkswagen Golf TDIIf you live in the U.S. and own an Audi or VW 2.0-liter diesel, today's your day--the day you learn how much Volkswagen plans to compensate you for buying an illegally rigged vehicle. It's also the day that you learn whether Volkswagen will buy back your car because you're too disgusted by the whole Dieselgate scandal to drive it anymore. And of...
  • Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:29:00 +0000: Porsche engineer: Tesla's 'Ludicrous' mode is 'a facade' - The Car Connection
    Porsche Mission E concept electric carVolkswagen's commitment to electric cars might be iffy, but according to Automobile, at least one engineer at its Porsche subsidiary is in it to win it--and by "it", we mean the electrification game. The anonymous engineer isn't working on Porsche's Mission E battery electric vehicle but is clearly convinced that the production version of...
  • Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:41:00 +0000: Volkswagen Dieselgate update: VW sales plummet, but Audi & Porsche are bringing home das bacon - The Car Connection
    Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept electric two-seat coupe, 2012 Detroit Auto ShowIt's been a relatively slow couple of weeks on the Volkswagen Dieselgate front, but that'll change within the next few days. By June 21, Volkswagen will unveil its plan to fix and/or buy back some 482,000 2.0-liter Audi and VW U.S. diesels equipped with emissions-test-cheating devices. (No word yet on the 85,000 3.0-liter Audi, Porsche, and VW...
  • Tue, 24 May 2016 18:17:00 +0000: Volkswagen Dieselgate update: VW & regulators making progress, new game plan coming next month - The Car Connection
    Volkswagen logoThere's good news and bad news on the Volkswagen Dieselgate front. The good news is, Volkswagen and U.S. regulators appear closer than ever to reaching a deal that could finally result in emissions test-cheating diesels being fixed or bought back by the automaker. The bad news? Volkswagen still has a lot of 'splaining to do, and it's ruining...
  • Wed, 18 May 2016 14:41:00 +0000: Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Pushback on 3.0-liter diesel suit, execs rake in $455 million - The Car Connection
    Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencapThere's been a lot of news about Volkswagen's ongoing Dieselgate crisis the past few days. Join us as we pour ourselves a bowl of muesli, drown it in pilsener, and recap the top stories: 1. Volkswagen may compensate struggling dealers: VW's U.S. sales have been slow for many years, but they practically ground to a halt after the emissions-cheating...
  • Tue, 10 May 2016 14:41:00 +0000: Volkswagen has another fix for 3.0-liter Audi, Porsche, VW diesels: Will this one be approved? - The Car Connection
    2015 Porsche Cayenne DieselLast month, Volkswagen submitted plans to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board to fix or buyback some 482,000 smaller, 2.0-liter diesels from Audi and VW. Now, it looks as if the German automaker is preparing another proposal to deal with 85,000 additional 3.0-liter Audi, Porsche, and VW vehicles affected...
  • Fri, 06 May 2016 16:03:00 +0000: Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Germany shifts to EVs, VW's 2006 PowerPoint on emissions cheats, more - The Car Connection
    Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)All's been relatively quiet in Wolfsburg as of late--at least since Volkswagen submitted plans for fixing and/or buying back 482,000 2.0-liter Audi and VW diesels in the U.S. (As for larger, 3.0-liter diesels from Audi, Porsche, and VW, we're still waiting on a revised proposal, since the first one went down in flames.) That said, there have been...
  • Mon, 25 Apr 2016 14:45:00 +0000: Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Audi made defeat device in 1999, scandal-related costs rising fast - The Car Connection
    Volkswagen logoLast Thursday, Volkswagen surprised more than a few observers by meeting a court-ordered deadline to submit repair plans for 482,000 2.0-liter Audi and VW diesels equipped with defeat devices that help them cheat on emissions tests. That's the good news. The bad news? The recall/buyback plan remains largely under wraps, and it doesn't address the...
  • Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:45:00 +0000: Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Sales stumble in Germany, and who's buying all those VW dealerships? - The Car Connection
    VW LogoGermans have a reputation for being on-time, and this week, Volkswagen will have a chance to prove (or disprove) that stereotype in a very big way. A federal judge has given the automaker until Thursday to submit plans for fixing 482,000 Audi and VW 2.0-liter diesels equipped with defeat devices capable of cheating on U.S. emissions tests. Last we...

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