Volkswagen Agrees To Buy Back, Fix Cars In Emissions Cheating ScandalA judge says an agreement will give consumers who bought nearly 600,000 Volkswagen vehicles rigged to cheat on emissions tests the option of having the automaker buy back the cars or fix them.
Volkswagen CEO: Details Of Fix For Emissions-Rigging Software By Month's EndVolkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says the company will have technical details on fixing cars fitted with emissions-rigging software to German regulators by month's end, and most will not need major work.
Beleaguered Volkswagen Offers U.S. Diesel Owners $1,000 In Gift Cards, VouchersOwners of 482,000 diesel Volkswagens and Audis in the U.S. are eligible for $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers as the automaker strives to placate customers dismayed by an emissions-rigging scandal.
Volkswagen Halts Sales Of 3.0 Liter Diesels In US After Emissions ScandalVolkswagen is temporarily halting sales of more diesel vehicles in the U.S. and Canada after regulators said they cheated on emissions tests.
Lawsuit Demands Refunds For Owners Of Volkswagen Emissions-Cheating DieselsThere is a push to get full refunds for Volkswagen diesel owners in the wake of the emissions-test rigging scandal.
Volkswagen CEO Steps Down, Takes Responsibility For Emissions-Scandal, Admits No WrongdoingVolkswagen's CEO Martin Winterkorn has stepped following the EPA discovery that stealth software makes VW's 2009-2015 2.0-liter diesel engine cars run cleaner during emissions tests than in actual driving.
Volkswagen To Fix 500,000 Diesel Cars After EPA Discovers Automaker Rigged Emissions TestsThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accused VW of getting around U.S. clean air rules -- rigging emissions tests for about 500,000 diesel cars. In response, Volkswagen has halted the sale of some vehicles in the U.S.
Gov. Brown Speeds Up California’s Climate Change Response With New Executive OrderGovernor Jerry Brown wants California to slash its carbon footprint even more quickly than is already called for in the continent's most ambitious climate change law.
Governor Brown Calls For Reducing Emissions 40 Percent Below 1990 Levels By 2030The executive order is the most aggressive benchmark in North America and is line with those of leading international governments, including the European Union.
Study Finds Methane Emissions Dropping In USResearchers have found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems across the U.S. have decreased in the past 20 years.
DC Environmental Director To Tout Hydrogen-Powered CarThe District of Columbia's top environmental official will be taking a spin in a new car that's powered by air.
Noise, Air Pollution Concerns Prompt Potential Leaf Blower Ban In SunnyvaleThe city of Sunnyvale is looking into possibly restricting or banning use of leaf blowers because of numerous noise complaints and air pollution concerns.