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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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Posted in emissionsgate

Volkswagen caught cooking the books with its “Clean Diesel” cars in the US

The US Justice Department is conducting a criminal investigation of Volkswagen after they were caught cheating emissions regulators. It seems that VW’s so called “Clean Diesel” engines enabled pollution controls only during testing, leaving them to spew up to 40 times the allowable

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Health Effects Institute report: Clean diesel technology does not increase lung cancer risk

A report published by the Health Effects Institute has revealed that new clean diesel technology does not increase the chance of lung cancer. The report, funded jointly by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was based on a study by the institute on

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Posted in health study

Start / Stop Tech coming en masse to America in 2017

In the rest of the civilized world,  start / stop technology has become common place in new cars. Figures show that a whopping 40% of all new cars in Europe and Japan have the technology, however over the pond they have been a

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Posted in Fuel saving technology

NASCAR working to make racers “greener” with help from the EPA

Lets face it, Nascar is never going to be a green form of Motorsport. Having a fleet of silent EV’s parade round a track at breakneck underwhelming speed just isn’t going to popular with the 75 million whooping American Nascar fans. With that aside, Nascar has announced

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Posted in Green Motorsports

Honda Motor Co wins appeal in Civic hybrid mileage lawsuit

  In the highly publicised case brought by disgruntled Honda Civic owner Heather Peters, an LA judge has settled with Honda and they have won their appeal.  The claim had been originally been bought and won by Mrs Peters against Honda

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Posted in Green Car News

US proposes new fuel efficiency standards: 54.5 MPG by 2025

With fuel prices over the US only a fraction on what we motorists mugs pay here in the UK, 54.5 MPG will seem like an huge inconvenience achievement. Especially when you consider the average MPG of US cars brought in

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Posted in Fuel Economy Standards