U.S. Fuel Economy Hits All-Time High

Gains keep coming despite the boom in trucks and SUVs 


Report: Ride-Hailing Services Significantly Increase Emissions

Researchers call for more pooled rides in electric vehicles


VW Faces First U.S. Jury Trial Over Cheater Diesels

New phase begins over the company’s never-ending crisis


VW Offers $900 Million to Diesel Owners in Europe

Volkswagen says it’s ready to begin paying €830 million in reparations in Germany to owners of diesels it rigged to evade European emission standards.


U.S. Drops Antitrust Probe of CO2 Deal by 4 Carmakers, California

Is the fight over emission standards nearing an end?


Europe’s Carmakers Seek Holistic Pollution Policy

European carmakers are pushing a 10-point plan to help reach the region’s goal of carbon neutrality by 2050.


Jeep Diesels Face Ban in Europe

Jeep faces a partial sales ban in Europe unless it fixes diesel-powered Grand Cherokee SUVs that evade emission regulations.


VW Chief Call for “Radical Overhaul”

Volkswagen's CEO says the company will fade away without "radical" overhaul.


VW in Talks to Settle German Diesel Claims

Volkswagen has shelled out billions of dollars in the U.S. over its diesel cheating scandal. Now it’s in talks to settle claims by more than 400,000 disgruntled customers in Germany.


Panel Blasts Trump Plan to Freeze Emission Rules

A science advisor panel says the Trump administration would do the country more good by scrapping its plan to curb the tougher emission limits for cars currently due in 2021.


California, Canada and Counting Cars

According to widely accepted statics, if California was a country, it would have the fifth largest economy in the world.


Good News for Diesel

Yes, that headline is correct.


Continental and Change

“After 2030, the last generation of diesel and gasoline engines will be launched. After 2040, it is possible that no more diesel and gasoline engines will be sold. From 2050, roads and cities will ideally be free of CO2 emissions.”

Porsche Making Earth Day Every Day

Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) is working with South Pole, a Swiss organization that develops programs to help companies and organizations of all types to reduce their carbon footprint.


VW Puts a V8 Diesel in Flagship Touareg

You might think that diesels are to Volkswagen are pretty much something that spoken about in the hallways of HQ in Wolfsburg.

Materials & Lightweighting

Clean Factory in Stuttgart

One of the consequences of creating an electric vehicle, the Taycan, on Porsche goes well beyond the styling and performance of the vehicle itself.


Renewable Diesel in Sweden

While on the subject of diesel fuel, it is interesting to note that a Finland-based company, Neste Corporation, is launching its fuel, “Neste MY Renewable Diesel,” in the Swedish transport market, interesting because this is a biodiesel that, according to the company, produces 90% less greenhouse gas emissions than dinosaur-based diesel fuel.


Diesels Meet Standards: Celebrations Not Required

Euro diesels actually have low emissions according to a new study from the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), which studied approximately 270 new diesel vehicles and checked them against the Euro 6d-TEMP standards.


UPDATE: Indian Court Orders Older Cars Off the Road in Delhi

India’s supreme court has ruled that about 3.7 million older gasoline and diesel vehicles in the metropolitan Delhi area must be taken off the road, effective immediately.

Materials & Lightweighting

What Life Cycle Assessment Means for Materials

If you’ve ever wondered about what “life cycle assessment” (LCA) means in the context of addressing greenhouse gas emissions, a couple of graphics from the WorldAutoSteel organization makes it more understandable than it otherwise might be.


Supplier Study and 2025

"We remain committed to the ethos of our founder, Sir Harry Ricardo, who in 1915 set out on a mission to ‘maximize efficiency and eliminate waste.’”


Toyota’s Long-Term Environmental Approach

This undertaking is not just about planting flowers and making sure that there is no wasted water. Rather, it encompasses everything from the development of new vehicles with reduced emissions—from more hybrids to fuel-cell vehicles—to minimizing waste from all of its manu- facturing plants.


GM’s Mobility Vision

1. Zero crashes 2. Zero emissions 3. Zero congestion This vision leaves out a very important element: economics.


Ford Achieves Emission Reduction Goal 8 Years Early

Ford announced today that although it had planned, starting in 2010, that it would reduce CO2 emissions 30 percent per vehicle produced by 2025, it has achieved that goal eight years early, an impressive accomplishment.