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Volkswagen offering US owners $1,000 gift cards as “good will”, making users waive rights to file law suits

  In the never ending saga that is the VW #dieselgate scandal, US owners will be offered $1,000 gift cards in an attempt to “make things right”. The good will package being offered to owners of the 2.0L diesel cars effected

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VW Emissions Scandal: Will it cost you more fuel?

**Update! 13/10/2015** We got the chance to give our thoughts on the matter to The Telegraph. You can check out their coverage of the VW scandal here How the mighty have fallen! VW’s attempt to fool emissions tests has left

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Will my car fail its MOT if I have the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) removed or gutted

Surprisingly, DPF related googling now accounts for the vast majority of the traffic to Hypermiler. Therefore we are always looking to expand our library of DPF information for all our knowledge thirsty visitors. One of the hottest topics of late is

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CARS 21 asks EU to reconsider CO2 emissions targets

The automotive group CARS 21 submitted a report to the European Union proposing to change the way CO2 emissions targets are measured in order to ease the financial burden on car manufacturers. CARS 21, a coalition of EU Commissioners, various

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New UK car emissions drop 4.2 per cent in 2011

According to new figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), average carbon emissions for new cars sold in 2011 fell by 4.2 per cent compared to the previous year. The figures show that average CO2 emmissions have dropped below

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