Posted by Admin on July 27, 2017 in the following categories: Emissions News
In a shock turn of events, VW has decided not to appeal to German court rulings that support victims’ calls for compensation.
Could this be an inference of them accepting guilt here in Europe for the first time?
The German automaker has agreed to buy-back diesel vehicles that have the defeat device software after they waived their right to appeal in several German courts. This still doesn’t mean U.K. victims can expect compensation any time soon, as we still have to fight them through our own court system here in Britain.
Posted by Admin on July 25, 2017 in the following categories: Emissions News
VW has reported they’ve bought-back or repaired just over half of the 475,000 cheating 2.0-litre diesel vehicles.
After being caught installing so-called “defeat devices” in over 11 million vehicles worldwide, which allowed some vehicles to pollute 40 times more dangerous NOx than they should have been doing, the German manufacturer has pleaded guilty to fraud, obstruction of justice and falsifying statements as part of a $4.3 billion (£3.4 billion) settlement with the U.S. Justice Department in relation to 475,000 2.0 litre diesel engines.
But it seems to still be slow-going when it comes to resolving the crisis; both over in the States as well as here in the U.K.
Posted by Admin on July 20, 2017 in the following categories: Emissions News
In an unsurprising turn of events, Fiat Chrysler appear to have buckled under pressure from consumers and authorities accusing the car maker of cheating emissions testing.
Fiat Chrysler appear to be following in Volkswagen’s footsteps. In the same way the German car giant rolled out “fixes” for cars installed with so-called “defeat devices”, Fiat Chrysler are also performing a recall for a “fix” to be applied as well.
Yet they deny any wrongdoing…
Posted by Admin on July 18, 2017 in the following categories: Emissions News
Dissatisfied owners of Volkswagen vehicles from all over the nation came together to protest Volkswagen’s so called “emissions fix” outside the company’s U.K. headquarters in Milton Keynes.
The “fix” is an emissions software update that was introduced after millions of Volkswagen vehicles were found to have been fitted with so-called “defeat devices” that manipulated emissions testing results. Instead of paying consumers compensation for their cheating, Volkswagen are merely offering this software “fix” to alter the software inside VW cars, and they say it won’t cause any problems.
Yet here we are, in 2017, with large numbers of people reporting that the technical measures “fix” IS causing issues…
Nitrogen oxide KILLS: The impact that diesel vehicles are having on the environment and our public health
Posted by Admin on July 13, 2017 in the following categories: Emissions News
Many of us love driving, but what people may not see and or realise is the mammoth impact that diesel vehicles are having on the environment and our health!
Nitrogen oxide (NOx) is produced in the emissions of diesel vehicles and it’s increasingly damaging to human health and the environment. NOx can linger in the earth’s atmosphere for over 100 years and can get trapped between buildings in inner city areas, and can have a global warming impact that may be up to 300 times more than Carbon Dioxide.
Posted by Admin on July 11, 2017 in the following categories: Emissions News
Fiat Chrysler pulled into the emissions scandals…
Fiat Chrysler has said it will discuss the possibility of paying a settlement to those affected by potential emissions cheating involving Fiat Chrysler vehicles. After Volkswagen (VW) were found to have cheated to allow millions of their vehicles to pass stringent emissions testing, authorities have looked into other car makers to see if illegal practices are more widespread across the industry.
Whilst Fiat Chrysler reportedly does not use a so-called “defeat device” in the way VW were found to have been doing, their vehicles have been found to contain software that can alter the way emissions are regulated in the real world when compared to when the vehicles are being tested.
Posted by Admin on July 06, 2017 in the following categories: Emissions News
Researchers who discovered the colossal Volkswagen dieselgate scandal say Fiat Chrysler’s so called ‘EcoDiesel’ vehicles are churning out 20 times the legal limit of Nitrous Oxide (NOx).
Whilst emitting half of the extra pollutant when compared to some VW cars, 20 times over the legal limit is still a hefty amount. At a time when VW vehicles are understood to be spewing out tonnes of the pollution, and in times when their so-called “fix” appears to be causing damage to some vehicles, Fiat Chrysler certainly isn’t helping with the industry’s reputation.
Posted by Admin on July 04, 2017 in the following categories: Emissions News
How long is a piece of string? – This is probably the best response to a question like “when will VW see an end to repercussions arising from the VW scandal?”
In the latest development in the ongoing and ever-growing emissions scandal, the German government will test Porsche (VW subsidiary company) vehicles following reports that Porches are exceeding emissions limits as well.
Déjà vu? Are there defeat devices in Porsche models too? Time will tell…
But we wouldn’t be surprised if there are…
Posted by Admin on June 29, 2017 in the following categories: Emissions News
In the continually evolving emissions scandal, Audi are being accused of breaking emissions laws in their own country for more vehicles.
New evidence has surfaced to suggest prolonged emissions cheating involving additional models, and the German authorities have instructed Audi to extend their recalls.
The German Transport Ministry expect The Volkswagen Group to recall their Audi A7 and A8 vehicles manufactured between 2009 and 2013. Around 24,000 vehicles are thought to be affected by this new recall; a good half of which were sold in Germany.
Posted by Admin on June 27, 2017 in the following categories: Emissions News
Almost two years ago Volkswagen shocked the motor industry when it was revealed that the giant car manufacturer had been cheating emissions testing around the world. When confronted by authorities, Volkswagen admitted what they had done quickly and prevented accumulating larger fines and penalties.
The car maker has since been dragged through the mud, paying billions upon billions to wronged consumers and authorities in the U.S. as part of a plea deal to pay penalty fines, settlement sums, and invest in environmental health projects in the U.S.
Albeit, for the rest of the world, they have done very little so far!
However, back in the U.S., VW is now allowing an external team of experts to watch over their operations; and the team is growing…