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Feds cuff VW exec over diesel emissions scam

The FBI has arrested a senior Volkswagen executive for allegedly coordinating a cover-up over its diesel emissions cheating. Oliver Schmidt was nabbed in Florida over the weekend. He is expected to appear in court in Detroit on Monday on charges of defrauding the United States. A court filing [PDF] lodged by the Feds in the …
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Herbie goes to a hackathon: Mueller promises cheatware fix

Volkswagen is going to spend up big getting rid of its troublesome cheatware, the company has announced. Reuters reckons auto industry analysts reckon the fix could cost as much as US$6.5 billion. At less than $600 for each of the 11 million affected vehicles, that's a snip, and should get engineers somewhere a bonus (but …
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Herbie Goes Under Investigation: German prosecutors probe ex-VW CEO Winterkorn

Volkswagon's former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, has come under investigation by the German state attorney. The German state attorney's office in Braunschweig, not too distant from Volkswagen's base in Wolfsburg, acknowledged that it had received complaints from people who had raised the issue anonymously, reported the New York …
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NOxious Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal: Chief falls on sword

Volkswagen's boss Martin Winterkorn has quit his job as the diesel emissions cheat scandal continues to engulf the German car maker. Winterkorn – who characterised the saga as a "grave crisis" for VW – resigned on Wednesday saying that he was "shocked by the events of the past few days". Late last week, it was revealed that …
Kelly Fiveash, 23 Sep 2015
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CHEAT! Volkswagen chief 'deeply sorry' over diesel emission test dodge

Volkswagen's CEO has admitted that the German car manufacturer used software to cheat emissions testing for certain air pollutants on nearly half a million of its cars. Martin Winterkorn's confession led to the company suffering a bloody trading day – with shares nosediving more than 21 per cent to €128.15 this morning. "I …
Kelly Fiveash, 21 Sep 2015
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The Q7: Audi’s big SUV goes from tosspot to tip-top

Vulture at the Wheel Too large, too ugly, too late. Luckily (for El Reg’s relationship with Audi) that’s my opinion of the outgoing Q7. Why anyone coughed up good money for a Q7 when for less you could have pretty much the same thing with a VW Touareg badge on the back was beyond me. Q7_side New Q7, looks less leaden than old model. In fact, it' …
Alun Taylor, 1 Aug 2015
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Bees baffled by belching car exhausts = GLOBAL HUNGER

Not only are cars apparently ruining the atmosphere and driving commuters crazy, they're now confusing our bees and starving the planet, too. A bee covered with pollen on a flower Give bees a chance ... insect hard at work That's according to boffins who reckon that diesel fumes are stopping the hardworking insects from …
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Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi EcoDynamics

Review A Kia? Reviewed by Reg Hardware? No, we’ve not taken leave of our senses, because the new Rio EcoDynamics is being pitched as the most fuel-efficient and least-polluting car - when it comes to CO2, anyway - you can buy without an electric motor poking its nose into the drive train. Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi EcoDynmics diesel car Not …
Alun Taylor, 1 Feb 2012
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New tech lets you drink exhaust fumes

US government boffins have come up with a cunning plan to use diesel fuel for two purposes – both conventionally to generate power, then afterwards as drinking water. The technology to be used will also be of interest to airship enthusiasts, as it could be used in one of the major problems facing helium-filled dirigibles. The …
Lewis Page, 15 Apr 2011
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Chinese takeaway biodiesel man in garage explosion horror

A Northamptonshire man destroyed his garage and badly injured himself at the weekend while attempting to make biodiesel from used cooking oil. A devastating explosion levelled the makeshift reprocessing plant on Saturday afternoon, when sparks from an electric drill being used to mix ingredients ignited explosive vapours. …
Lewis Page, 28 Jul 2008

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