Early Access for Jeep PHEVs in Europe

January 22, 2020 at 11:20 AM

Given the CO2 regulations that the European Union has brought into effect for this year and next (95 g/km), it isn’t entirely surprising that Jeep has announced that it has established websites in various European markets (today sites in Italy and Spain went live; Germany, France, the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Austria are to follow) for people to learn about—and preorder—the “First Edition” models of the Jeep Renegade 4xe and the Jeep Compass 4xe models, both of which are plug-in hybrids.

A New Term to Get Used to: “Disownership”

January 22, 2020 at 9:40 AM

The way people are going to get transportation is changing the world over. Get ready for it

Honda Warns of New Type of Defective Takata Airbag Inflator

January 21, 2020 at 5:25 PM

Honda is recalling an older design of defective Takata airbag inflator

Owners Claim Tesla EVs May Accelerate Unexpectedly

January 17, 2020 at 11:59 AM

Are Tesla electric cars spontaneously zooming off on their own?

Trump Fuel Economy Rollback in Final Review

January 15, 2020 at 10:02 AM

U.S. regulators have submitted for final review their plan to dial down future fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles.

6 More VW Employees Charged in Diesel Scandal

January 14, 2020 at 11:06 AM

Prosecutors in Germany have filed criminal charges against six more Volkswagen executives for their roles in the company’s never-ending diesel emission cheating scandal.

Investors Sue Daimler Over Diesel Cheating

January 08, 2020 at 4:02 PM

Daimler is the latest European carmaker to be sued by investors over its alleged use of illegal software to evade diesel emission tests.

Takata Recalls Another 10 Million Airbag Inflators

January 08, 2020 at 2:21 PM

Takata—the bankrupt airbag supplier responsible for the world’s largest auto-related recall ever—is throwing another 10 million defective devices into the mess.

VW in Talks to Settle German Diesel Claims

January 02, 2020 at 1:55 PM

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

January 02, 2020 at 1:24 PM

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.