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October 18, 2016
The Latest: Judge says he's inclined to back Volkswagen deal
The Latest on a hearing about a $10 billion settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal (all times local): 11:45 ...
October 12, 2016
Toyota, Suzuki tying up in technology, ecology partnership
Toyota, the world's top automaker, and Suzuki, a Japanese rival that specializes in tiny vehicles, are tying up in a ...
September 29, 2016
Renault-Nissan CEO at Paris auto show: Diesel isn't dead yet
Renault-Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn isn't ready to give up on diesel — though he admits that tougher emissions rules emerging ...
September 29, 2016
Electrics touted at Paris car show, but await their moment
When will electric-powered cars become a practical choice for ordinary people? The question hangs in the air at the Paris ...
September 27, 2016
Diesels take back seat, electrics up front at Paris car show
Carmakers are finding the Paris auto show , held in a city whose mayor wants to ban diesels to reduce pollution, to be a fine ...
September 22, 2016
Spain: US mining exec, 2 others fined for water pollution
A Spanish court has convicted and fined an American mining company executive and two other people for environmental offences ...
September 21, 2016
A look at Volkswagen's 1-year-old emissions scandal
Here is a timeline of the emissions scandal that has dogged automaker Volkswagen for the past year. ___ 2015 Sept. 18: The U.
September 20, 2016
UN says 30 more countries to ratify climate deal
Thirty more countries are expected to formally join the Paris Agreement on climate change this week, greatly improving the ...
September 12, 2016
France to bid adieu to plastic dishes with controversial ban
France's latest efforts to reduce pollution will also affect nature lovers hitting the countryside for an outdoor meal: Under ...
September 08, 2016
Vermont sues Volkswagen over emissions-rigging scandal
Vermont sued Volkswagen and its affiliates Thursday, saying the automaker's diesel emissions-rigging scheme violated the ...
September 07, 2016
Volkswagen, China's JAC in talks to make electric cars
German automaker Volkswagen said Wednesday it is in talks about forming a joint venture to develop electric vehicles with ...
August 31, 2016
Volkswagen stakes hopes of US sales revival on new SUV
Volkswagen's new SUV comes with a feature that automatically controls braking to each wheel as the seven-seater descends on ...
August 29, 2016
Over 40 pct. of VW owners seek emissions cheating settlement
About 210,000 owners of Volkswagens with 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests have registered to settle with ...
August 24, 2016
UK committee recommends ban on microbeads
A British parliamentary committee is recommending a ban on plastic microbeads in hopes of cutting back on pollution in the ...
August 14, 2016
VW: Fix gets OK for 460,000 more cars with cheating software
German automaker Volkswagen says it's received approval from the country's motor vehicle authority for technical fixes for ...
August 12, 2016
Judge lets VW test program to scrap cheating diesel vehicles
A federal judge is letting Volkswagen study the feasibility of scrapping 2-liter diesel cars that cheat on emissions tests.
August 12, 2016
Tradition rules: Dutch rowers take splash in polluted lagoon
Dominic Meyrick-Kole had seen the reports about the polluted lagoon where the rowing races are held. But tradition is ...
August 08, 2016
Investor suits against Volkswagen move ahead in Germany
Investor lawsuits claiming up to 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion) in damages against Volkswagen over its diesel emissions ...
August 02, 2016
South Korea fines, halts sales of VW cars for forged tests
South Korea has fined Volkswagen 17.8 billion won ($16 million) and suspended sales of 80 VW models, alleging the German ...
July 28, 2016
VW sees second quarter profit halved after emissions scandal
Volkswagen says second-quarter profits fell by more than half compared with the same period last year, before the company was ...