Monkeys Were Used To Test Diesel Fumes, German Carmakers Say German automakers have confirmed that researchers they commissioned used monkeys to test the health effects of inhaling diesel fumes.
Government Accuses Fiat Chrysler Of Cheating On Diesel EmissionsThe U.S. government is accusing Fiat Chrysler of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution than allowed under the Clean Air Act.
VW Pleads Guilty In Emissions Scandal; 6 Employees IndictedSix high-level Volkswagen employees have been indicted by a grand jury in the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal, as the company admitted wrongdoing and agreed to pay a record $4.3 billion penalty.
Diesel Fuel Spilled, Driver Hurt In Big-Rig Crash Near GilroyA big-rig driver suffered a broken leg and the truck spilled diesel fuel early this morning on a shoulder of a highway in unincorporated Santa Clara County near Gilroy, a California Highway Patrol dispatcher said.
Volkswagen, Dealers Reach Tentative Deal In Emissions Cheating ScandalVolkswagen has reached a tentative deal with its U.S. dealers to compensate them for losses they said they suffered as a result of the company's emissions cheating scandal.
$15 Billion Volkswagen Emissions Deal Clears First HurdleA $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, with a federal judge giving preliminary approval to a deal that includes an option for owners to have the carmaker buy back their vehicles.
Diesel-Powered BART Trains Unveiled For East Bay ExtensionTransit officials unveiled a new line of diesel-powered BART trains Thursday that will be deployed when the system arrives in the growing city of Antioch.
VW To Pay Owners Up To $7K In Wake Of $10B Diesel Emissions ScandalVolkswagen will pay owners of its polluting diesel cars up to seven thousand dollars and agree to fund a grant program to offset air pollution.
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.
San Francisco Judge Orders Volkswagen To Come Up With Fix For Half Million Diesel Cars Within A MonthA federal judge in San Francisco has ordered Volkswagen to come up with a fix for nearly 600,000 diesel cars that are out of compliance with clean air laws within a month.
California Air Resources Board Rejects Volkswagen Diesel Recall PlanCalifornia air quality regulators are rejecting Volkswagen's recall plan to fix vehicles including the Beetle and Jetta that were programmed to trick government emissions tests.
U.S. Sues Volkswagen, Porsche, Audi For Cheating On Emissions TestsThe U.S. Department of Justice filed a civil complaint against Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi for violating the Clean Air Act on Monday.
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.
Sonoma, Marin County Residents Get First Glimpse Of SMART Commuter Train In CotatiMarin and Sonoma County officials and residents got their first look at the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit commuter trains that are scheduled to begin trips between the two counties starting in 2016.