Top German court gives cities a green light for diesel restrictions

Feb 27, 2018
Germany’s top administrative court today ruled that cities can now ban older diesel vehicles from high-pollution areas. Before Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal a few years ago, more than half of the new cars sold in Europe had diesel engines. They’ve been losing market share ever since, and today’s ruling only hastens the decline of diesel. That’s […]

Volkswagen admits a 'chain of errors'

Dec 10, 2015
The VW chairman has admitted several mistakes that led to the emissions scandal.

The Volkswagen emissions scandal: customers weigh in

Sep 29, 2015
Customers like Sara Sheey are looking for the company to make things right.

Volkswagen dealers in U.S. waiting for guidance

Sep 24, 2015
They 'will most likely be the ones cleaning up' VW's mess.

Can Volkswagen regain its customers' confidence?

Sep 21, 2015
It is in hot water with regulators and customers after faking emissions data.

Why Morgan Stanley is buying up diesel in Europe

Aug 29, 2014
In July and August, the bank has been shopping for, and buying, diesel every day.

Carmakers take new look at diesel

Feb 8, 2013
Automakers are introducing new diesel models for U.S. drivers, as gas prices rise and tougher fuel-efficiency standards approach.
Chevrolet, Mazda and Mercedes are all introducing new diesel car models this year.
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Venezuela sends diesel to Syria, tests will for sanctions

Jul 10, 2012
Opposition supporters report more than 17,000 people have been killed during the 16-month uprising against the Syrian government. Today the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Syrian regime is getting help from Venezuela in the form of diesel.

World Health Organization: Diesel fumes cause cancer

Jun 14, 2012
The WHO elevated diesel's status to "known carcinogen" and warned that the fumes are a greater risk for lung cancer than secondhand cigarette smoke.

Diesel car market poised to grow in 2012

Jan 6, 2012
Chrysler announced plans to add 1,100 of them at its assembly plant in Detroit. The new workers will build a diesel version of the Jeep Cherokee. It's the latest of many U.S. automaker announcements for diesel cars and trucks.