Results for: Diesel

Volkswagen: Dubious Diesel Damage

Despite diesel related damages to the brand, Volkswagen as an auto group is doing remarkably well. In fact, not only has the automaker returned profitability, in April (of 2016 (mid-scandal)) Volkswagen sold more cars than any other automaker. Emissions have not taken a more notable a toll in sales, because that they are physically invisible. Diesel lost consumer confidence in the late 70s and ea

How the Government Could Have Stopped Volkswagen

Volkswagen is being sued by various governmental agencies. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have open cases against Volkswagen. Sadly, that is more indicative of an underlying systemic problem than anything else. Let us ponder the intention behind instituting these governmental agencies. The EPA was created to protec

Volkswagen Jumps Through Loopholes

It is reasonable to vilify Volkswagen auto group for their wrongdoing regarding diesel emissions. However, the company was merely responding to the system in which it lives. While Volkswagen did break laws all over (most of) the globe, the deceit is better comprehended as jumping through loopholes. First, a quick recap. In 2009, Volkswagen started a push to reinvigorate the then ailing diesel ind

Is Volkswagen Prepared to Pay the Diesel Emissions Piper?

Millions of Volkswagen diesel owners have seemingly waited forever for the Wolfsburg-based automaker to resolve its emissions scandal. It’s taking VW longer to get its house in order than most might’ve liked, but to be fair some slow and steady steps are being made. The question is, will it be enough to stem the tide of negative publicity that threatens to put VW in the red in perpetuity? On Frid

Volkswagen Passenger Cars: Die Diesel Die

Diesel Cars have never been able to take a proportional share of the Automotive market (in the US anyway). 2 Litre TDI Volkswagen Passenger Cars did the impossible for quite a while; until it came to light that they were cheating on emissions tests; likely killing diesel’s future as a fuel. A year before Charles and Frank made their first car, Rudolf Diesel patented the design for a diesel powere

Volkswagen Passenger Cars Pollute More Than the Average Bear

Volkswagen Passenger Cars has been reigning supreme in global sales as of this year’s second quarter. In the first half of 2015, they surpassed Toyota Motor Corporation in total Global Sales. However, it seems the German Giant might be walking into a world of woe. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that Volkswagen Passenger Cars has been cheating on emissions tests for VW AG to to

Scandal at Volkswagen: The Great Diesel Vehicles Cover-Up (Part 1)

On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency dropped a proverbial bombshell on the auto industry when it accused Volkswagen AG of knowingly evading federal air pollution standards. The EPA alleges that nearly a half-million of VW’s late-model diesel vehicles—specifically 2009 to 2015 TDI Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, Passat, Beetle and Audi A3s—came with “defeat devices” designed to trick investigator