The Truth About Cars » Government http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:40:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 ‘Everything’s Fine,’ Says Mitsubishi to the EPA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/everythings-fine-says-mitsubishi-to-the-epa/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/everythings-fine-says-mitsubishi-to-the-epa/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:15:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333282 After admitting it fudged fuel economy data for the past 25 years in Japan, Mitsubishi Motors wants the Environmental Protection Agency to know that its U.S. vehicles are A-OK. The automaker claims it conducted an internal audit on vehicles from model year 2013 to present and contrasted that data with figures it had previously submitted […]

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After admitting it fudged fuel economy data for the past 25 years in Japan, Mitsubishi Motors wants the Environmental Protection Agency to know that its U.S. vehicles are A-OK. The automaker claims it conducted an internal audit on vehicles from model year 2013 to present and contrasted that data with figures it had previously submitted […]

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Volkswagen Isn’t Selling any Brands Just Yet, But it’s Still Their ‘Plan B’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-isnt-selling-any-brands-just-yet-but-it-remains-plan-b/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-isnt-selling-any-brands-just-yet-but-it-remains-plan-b/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:30:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333138 Rival automakers salivating at the thought of snapping up a castoff from Volkswagen’s brand portfolio will have to sit and wait. Amid grim fourth-quarter financial data and ongoing expenses linked to the diesel emissions scandal, the company is standing by its assets, but admits they might have to jettison some if unexpected expenses crop up. […]

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Rival automakers salivating at the thought of snapping up a castoff from Volkswagen’s brand portfolio will have to sit and wait. Amid grim fourth-quarter financial data and ongoing expenses linked to the diesel emissions scandal, the company is standing by its assets, but admits they might have to jettison some if unexpected expenses crop up. […]

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Ontario Controversy Adds More Fuel to the EV Incentive Debate http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/ontario-controversy-adds-more-fuel-to-the-ev-incentive-debate/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/ontario-controversy-adds-more-fuel-to-the-ev-incentive-debate/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:05:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1332922 Two sides, two seemingly valid arguments. And in the middle, five $1.1 million cars. Through the province’s Electric Vehicle Incentive Program, Ontario taxpayers helped lower the price of five Porsche 918 Spyders last year, according to Canada’s national broadcaster, leaving many wondering why their cash helped fund supercars for the ultra wealthy. The program shaved […]

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Two sides, two seemingly valid arguments. And in the middle, five $1.1 million cars. Through the province’s Electric Vehicle Incentive Program, Ontario taxpayers helped lower the price of five Porsche 918 Spyders last year, according to Canada’s national broadcaster, leaving many wondering why their cash helped fund supercars for the ultra wealthy. The program shaved […]

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‘Defeat Device’ PowerPoint Presentation is Volkswagen’s Latest Embarrassment http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/defeat-device-powerpoint-presentation-is-volkswagens-latest-embarrassment/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/defeat-device-powerpoint-presentation-is-volkswagens-latest-embarrassment/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1332730 If you want your nefarious plan to stay on the down low, try not to make a PowerPoint presentation on it. That’s an obvious takeaway from the New York Times report that details a bombshell discovery made by investigators probing documents and laptops related to Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal. It’s already known that Audi designed the […]

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If you want your nefarious plan to stay on the down low, try not to make a PowerPoint presentation on it. That’s an obvious takeaway from the New York Times report that details a bombshell discovery made by investigators probing documents and laptops related to Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal. It’s already known that Audi designed the […]

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Mitsubishi Fudged Japanese Mileage Data Since 1991 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/mitsubishi-fudged-japanese-mileage-data-since-1991/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/mitsubishi-fudged-japanese-mileage-data-since-1991/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331594 Mitsubishi’s fuel economy scandal blew up yesterday after the automaker admitted it has issued misleading mileage data since C+C Music Factory was at the top of the charts. The scandal that started with inflated mileage numbers on a single minicar one week ago now extends to all Japanese market Mitsubishi vehicles sold over the past […]

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Mitsubishi’s fuel economy scandal blew up yesterday after the automaker admitted it has issued misleading mileage data since C+C Music Factory was at the top of the charts. The scandal that started with inflated mileage numbers on a single minicar one week ago now extends to all Japanese market Mitsubishi vehicles sold over the past […]

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Roll With It: FCA Voluntarily Recalls 1.1 Million Models With Confusing Gear Selector http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/roll-with-it-fca-voluntarily-recalls-1-1-million-models-with-confusing-gear-selector/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/roll-with-it-fca-voluntarily-recalls-1-1-million-models-with-confusing-gear-selector/#comments Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1330441 Like an unoccupied Dodge Charger stuck in “Drive,” Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ gear selector controversy was rapidly building momentum before yesterday’s announcement. Responding to numerous instances of runaway vehicles and an expanding National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation, FCA voluntarily recalled 811,586 vehicles in the U.S. and 52,144 in Canada, and a further 265,473 in Mexico […]

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Like an unoccupied Dodge Charger stuck in “Drive,” Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ gear selector controversy was rapidly building momentum before yesterday’s announcement. Responding to numerous instances of runaway vehicles and an expanding National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation, FCA voluntarily recalled 811,586 vehicles in the U.S. and 52,144 in Canada, and a further 265,473 in Mexico […]

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Volkswagen’s Buyback Might Be Worse (Environmentally) Than the Crime http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagens-buyback-might-worse-environmentally-crime/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagens-buyback-might-worse-environmentally-crime/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:15:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1329625 Update: I made a decimal flub. The math is corrected. Thanks to commenter ChemEng for pointing it out. We’ll post a new piece on Monday. There’s no denying it: Volkswagen cheated. It confessed to the crime of emitting up to 40 times over the legal limit allowed for NOx. We learned yesterday (and the day before, to some degree), that Volkswagen will […]

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Update: I made a decimal flub. The math is corrected. Thanks to commenter ChemEng for pointing it out. We’ll post a new piece on Monday. There’s no denying it: Volkswagen cheated. It confessed to the crime of emitting up to 40 times over the legal limit allowed for NOx. We learned yesterday (and the day before, to some degree), that Volkswagen will […]

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Mitsubishi Mileage Scandal Makes its Way to the U.S. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/mitsubishi-mileage-scandal-makes-its-way-to-the-u-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/mitsubishi-mileage-scandal-makes-its-way-to-the-u-s/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 14:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1329961 A day after its head office was raided by Japanese Transport Ministry officials, the U.S. is going to put Mitsubishi’s mileage claims under scrutiny. The scandal began when Mitsubishi admitted it overstated fuel economy numbers on its Japanese market eK mini wagons, but Reuters is now claiming the false data extends to U.S. market vehicles. Reports in […]

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A day after its head office was raided by Japanese Transport Ministry officials, the U.S. is going to put Mitsubishi’s mileage claims under scrutiny. The scandal began when Mitsubishi admitted it overstated fuel economy numbers on its Japanese market eK mini wagons, but Reuters is now claiming the false data extends to U.S. market vehicles. Reports in […]

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Here’s What It Might Cost To Fix Each 2.0 TDI Volkswagen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/heres-what-it-might-cost-to-fix-each-2-0-tdi-volkswagen-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/heres-what-it-might-cost-to-fix-each-2-0-tdi-volkswagen-2/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:31:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1329609 Note: In light of today’s news regarding an agreement between Volkswagen and U.S. regulators, we believe it’s pertinent to rerun this piece considering Volkswagen still plans on fixing some of the affected 2.0-liter TDI vehicles. —MS In all reality, Volkswagen probably won’t pay $37,500 for each car that cheated its way through U.S. emissions standards, […]

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Note: In light of today’s news regarding an agreement between Volkswagen and U.S. regulators, we believe it’s pertinent to rerun this piece considering Volkswagen still plans on fixing some of the affected 2.0-liter TDI vehicles. —MS In all reality, Volkswagen probably won’t pay $37,500 for each car that cheated its way through U.S. emissions standards, […]

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Volkswagen to Buy Back or Fix Diesels, Compensate Owners and Environment http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-buy-back-fix-diesels-compensate-owners-environment/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-buy-back-fix-diesels-compensate-owners-environment/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:58:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1329521 Embattled automaker Volkswagen reached a long-awaited settlement deal in principle with regulators this morning in a California courtroom. Before presiding judge Charles Breyer, Volkswagen agreed to buy back afflicted diesel models from U.S. buyers, while compensating their owners from a newly created fund. The automaker would accept early termination on leased models, and fix some vehicles […]

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Embattled automaker Volkswagen reached a long-awaited settlement deal in principle with regulators this morning in a California courtroom. Before presiding judge Charles Breyer, Volkswagen agreed to buy back afflicted diesel models from U.S. buyers, while compensating their owners from a newly created fund. The automaker would accept early termination on leased models, and fix some vehicles […]

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Volkswagen Poised to Offer a Mass Buyback Program http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-poised-to-offer-a-mass-buyback-program/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-poised-to-offer-a-mass-buyback-program/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 20:34:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1328929 Dirty Volkswagen diesels equipped with illicit “defeat devices” could soon be flying off driveways and into oblivion. Sources briefed on the matter told Reuters (via Automotive News) that the automaker will offer to buy back up to half a million 2.0-liter TDI models in the U.S. that emit illegal levels of smog-causing emissions. They expect […]

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Dirty Volkswagen diesels equipped with illicit “defeat devices” could soon be flying off driveways and into oblivion. Sources briefed on the matter told Reuters (via Automotive News) that the automaker will offer to buy back up to half a million 2.0-liter TDI models in the U.S. that emit illegal levels of smog-causing emissions. They expect […]

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Tiny Vehicle’s Thirst Means a Supersized Headache for Mitsubishi http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/tiny-vehicles-thirst-means-a-supersized-headache-for-mitsubishi/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/tiny-vehicles-thirst-means-a-supersized-headache-for-mitsubishi/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1328377 Mitsubishi Motors has some ‘splaining to do after fuel economy figures for its tiny overseas eK wagon were proven to be false. The automaker overstated gas mileage by five to 10 percent over the last three model years, Bloomberg reports, allowing the minicars to be classified as greener than they actually were. Powered by small-displacement […]

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Mitsubishi Motors has some ‘splaining to do after fuel economy figures for its tiny overseas eK wagon were proven to be false. The automaker overstated gas mileage by five to 10 percent over the last three model years, Bloomberg reports, allowing the minicars to be classified as greener than they actually were. Powered by small-displacement […]

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Volkswagen Won’t Even Look at its First-Quarter Earnings http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-wont-even-look-at-its-first-quarter-earnings/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-wont-even-look-at-its-first-quarter-earnings/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2016 19:30:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1327753 Nope. Nuh-uh. Not gonna do it. That was Volkswagen’s reaction to the idea of publishing its first-quarter results on time, according to Automotive News Europe, meaning the automaker’s current financial standing will be unknown until May 31. The beleaguered company has bigger things to deal with in the near term — mainly, meeting the U.S. government’s […]

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Nope. Nuh-uh. Not gonna do it. That was Volkswagen’s reaction to the idea of publishing its first-quarter results on time, according to Automotive News Europe, meaning the automaker’s current financial standing will be unknown until May 31. The beleaguered company has bigger things to deal with in the near term — mainly, meeting the U.S. government’s […]

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‘Green Cars Only’ Laws: Coming to a Debate Near You http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/green-cars-only-laws-coming-to-a-debate-near-you/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/green-cars-only-laws-coming-to-a-debate-near-you/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2016 16:35:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1327481 When you’re in conversation with a self-described urbanist, it’s usually impossible to avoid numerous references to Amsterdam, that progressive utopia of bikes, tulips, marijuana-smoking tourists, and more bikes. Well, expect to hear about it even more, now that Dutch parliament has passed a Dutch Labor Party motion to ban the sale of internal combustion vehicles in […]

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When you’re in conversation with a self-described urbanist, it’s usually impossible to avoid numerous references to Amsterdam, that progressive utopia of bikes, tulips, marijuana-smoking tourists, and more bikes. Well, expect to hear about it even more, now that Dutch parliament has passed a Dutch Labor Party motion to ban the sale of internal combustion vehicles in […]

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Should 54.5 MPG Stay or Go? CAFE Crams for Midterms http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/should-54-5-mpg-stay-or-go-cafe-crams-for-midterms/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/should-54-5-mpg-stay-or-go-cafe-crams-for-midterms/#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1326562 As regulatory bigwigs gear up for a midterm review of corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) requirements, will the 54.5 mpg target for light-duty vehicles get a haircut, or be deemed too  unambitious? Under a 2012 agreement between the federal government and automakers, cars and light trucks will have until 2025 to meet the 54.5 mpg […]

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As regulatory bigwigs gear up for a midterm review of corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) requirements, will the 54.5 mpg target for light-duty vehicles get a haircut, or be deemed too  unambitious? Under a 2012 agreement between the federal government and automakers, cars and light trucks will have until 2025 to meet the 54.5 mpg […]

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Nevada Insuring Itself Against Faraday Future’s Murky Present http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/nevada-insuring-itself-against-faraday-futures-murky-present/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/nevada-insuring-itself-against-faraday-futures-murky-present/#comments Sun, 17 Apr 2016 19:11:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1326178 Nevada, home to Tesla’s “Gigafactory,” is taking a different tack with its other soon-to-maybe-be electric vehicle producer, Faraday Future. To make sure its $215 million package of tax incentives and abatements actually creates a factory that will employ Nevadans, the state has levied a number of conditions on Faraday, which includes putting up millions of dollars to develop the […]

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Nevada, home to Tesla’s “Gigafactory,” is taking a different tack with its other soon-to-maybe-be electric vehicle producer, Faraday Future. To make sure its $215 million package of tax incentives and abatements actually creates a factory that will employ Nevadans, the state has levied a number of conditions on Faraday, which includes putting up millions of dollars to develop the […]

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EPA Ends Bid to Further Justify Itself http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/epa-ends-bid-justify/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/epa-ends-bid-justify/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2016 23:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1325682 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is dropping proposed policy language that would have done, well, nothing. That’s right, and it would have made a great Seinfeld story line: faceless bumbling government agency seeks to reframe public debate with a redundant, unenforceable, and unnecessary policy revision only to meet unanticipated wrath from industry and enthusiasts, forcing it to […]

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is dropping proposed policy language that would have done, well, nothing. That’s right, and it would have made a great Seinfeld story line: faceless bumbling government agency seeks to reframe public debate with a redundant, unenforceable, and unnecessary policy revision only to meet unanticipated wrath from industry and enthusiasts, forcing it to […]

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There’s a New Sheriff in Town: ISIS Fighters Fear “The Beast” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/theres-new-sheriff-town-isis-fighters-fear-beast/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/theres-new-sheriff-town-isis-fighters-fear-beast/#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:30:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1324186 Despite their psychopathic barbarity, ISIS fighters fear many things — women, music, culture, bathing, and now a lone tank dubbed “The Beast.” According to U.S. military official Col. Steve Warren, an American-trained Iraqi tank crew has become a one-vehicle Dirty Dozen in the aptly named Iraqi city of Hit, the Associated Press has reported. As part […]

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Despite their psychopathic barbarity, ISIS fighters fear many things — women, music, culture, bathing, and now a lone tank dubbed “The Beast.” According to U.S. military official Col. Steve Warren, an American-trained Iraqi tank crew has become a one-vehicle Dirty Dozen in the aptly named Iraqi city of Hit, the Associated Press has reported. As part […]

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Highway Trust Fund: What It Was, and What It Is Now http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/highway-trust-fund-now/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/highway-trust-fund-now/#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1321098 Somewhere between storming the beaches at Normandy and marching into Berlin, General Dwight D. Eisenhower became enamored with the German Autobahn system of superhighways, and so resolved to create a similar system in the United States — or so goes the legend. After the war, America began to build out from its crowded urban cores, […]

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Somewhere between storming the beaches at Normandy and marching into Berlin, General Dwight D. Eisenhower became enamored with the German Autobahn system of superhighways, and so resolved to create a similar system in the United States — or so goes the legend. After the war, America began to build out from its crowded urban cores, […]

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When Your Lamborghini Doesn’t Hold all Your School Supplies… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/lamborghini-doesnt-hold-school-supplies/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/lamborghini-doesnt-hold-school-supplies/#comments Tue, 12 Apr 2016 20:10:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1322890 That’s the sound of a sad trombone playing. Dodgy offshore tax havens get a lot of press lately, but what about mass movements of capital to friendlier shores that hide in plain sight? The New York Times has a heartbreaking story today of young Chinese adults in Vancouver, Canada who just can’t figure out what to […]

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That’s the sound of a sad trombone playing. Dodgy offshore tax havens get a lot of press lately, but what about mass movements of capital to friendlier shores that hide in plain sight? The New York Times has a heartbreaking story today of young Chinese adults in Vancouver, Canada who just can’t figure out what to […]

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‘Can I Have Your License, Registration and Phone, Please’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/can-license-registration-phone-please/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/can-license-registration-phone-please/#comments Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1322514 As the state of New York debates new distracted driving legislation, an Israeli firm is putting the finishing touches on a “textalyzer” device that could rat out drivers for using their phone before a crash. Israeli mobile forensics firm Cellebrite developed the data-scanning device, according to Ars Technica, which could become the newest — and most controversial — law […]

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As the state of New York debates new distracted driving legislation, an Israeli firm is putting the finishing touches on a “textalyzer” device that could rat out drivers for using their phone before a crash. Israeli mobile forensics firm Cellebrite developed the data-scanning device, according to Ars Technica, which could become the newest — and most controversial — law […]

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Juggling Act: Tesla Will Have to Deal With a Tax Credit Gap http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/juggling-act-teslas-tax-credits/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/juggling-act-teslas-tax-credits/#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:30:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1322002 Much to the delight of EV fanatics and sandal enthusiasts around the world, Tesla reported last week that 325,000 people had placed refundable $1,000 deposits on its Model 3 sedan. Even pessimistically projecting a defection rate of 25 percent, that’s still nearly a quarter of a million cars which need to be built and delivered […]

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Much to the delight of EV fanatics and sandal enthusiasts around the world, Tesla reported last week that 325,000 people had placed refundable $1,000 deposits on its Model 3 sedan. Even pessimistically projecting a defection rate of 25 percent, that’s still nearly a quarter of a million cars which need to be built and delivered […]

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Another Lawsuit Launched at Mercedes-Benz in Diesel Litigation Barrage http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/another-lawsuit-launched-mercedes-benz-diesel-litigation-barrage/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/another-lawsuit-launched-mercedes-benz-diesel-litigation-barrage/#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2016 18:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1321106 Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, Daimler, has been hit with a second lawsuit from a U.S. law firm that represents owners of diesel vehicles, despite recent evidence that could render the suit invalid. The suit from now-familiar firm Hagens Berman accuses the German automaker of employing an emissions “defeat device,” a la Volkswagen, in its diesel vehicles, according […]

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Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, Daimler, has been hit with a second lawsuit from a U.S. law firm that represents owners of diesel vehicles, despite recent evidence that could render the suit invalid. The suit from now-familiar firm Hagens Berman accuses the German automaker of employing an emissions “defeat device,” a la Volkswagen, in its diesel vehicles, according […]

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Volkswagen Sued by Dealer Group, Non-VW Diesel Producers Breath Sigh of Relief in Europe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-sued-dealer-group-non-vw-diesel-producers-breath-sigh-relief-europe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-sued-dealer-group-non-vw-diesel-producers-breath-sigh-relief-europe/#comments Thu, 07 Apr 2016 14:30:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1320034 The Napleton Automotive Group of Illinois tread a well-worn path to its lawyers yesterday, this time filing a suit against Volkswagen for damaging its business model. Three Volkswagen dealerships owned by Napelton filed the suit, which seeks class-action status, alleging the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal amounts to “criminal racketeering,” Automotive News has reported. In addition to […]

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The Napleton Automotive Group of Illinois tread a well-worn path to its lawyers yesterday, this time filing a suit against Volkswagen for damaging its business model. Three Volkswagen dealerships owned by Napelton filed the suit, which seeks class-action status, alleging the automaker’s diesel emissions scandal amounts to “criminal racketeering,” Automotive News has reported. In addition to […]

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France Begins Process of Wooing Elon Musk http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/france-begins-process-wooing-elon-musk/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/france-begins-process-wooing-elon-musk/#comments Wed, 06 Apr 2016 21:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1319586 Tesla founder Elon Musk wants to build a new European factory to satisfy growing demand on the continent, and France knows just the place he should do it. French Energy Minister Segolene Royal reportedly pitched the idea of using the site of a soon-to-be-mothballed reactor to Musk, according to Reuters (via Automotive News Europe). “He […]

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Tesla founder Elon Musk wants to build a new European factory to satisfy growing demand on the continent, and France knows just the place he should do it. French Energy Minister Segolene Royal reportedly pitched the idea of using the site of a soon-to-be-mothballed reactor to Musk, according to Reuters (via Automotive News Europe). “He […]

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