The Truth About Cars » carbon dioxide http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 04 May 2016 20:39:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Report: General Motors Cheated Fuel Economy, Emissions With Opel Zafira http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/report-general-motors-cheated-fuel-economy-emissions-opel-zafira/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/report-general-motors-cheated-fuel-economy-emissions-opel-zafira/#comments Thu, 03 Dec 2015 20:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1235009 General Motors on Thursday denied that its own internal testing revealed the Opel Zafira 1.6-liter diesel flouted European emissions and fuel economy standards, Bloomberg reported (via Automotive News). A German news magazine program, Monitor, said officials at Opel knew its midsize crossover polluted up to 15-percent more carbon dioxide than advertised, and that the automaker knew its fuel claims […]

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General Motors on Thursday denied that its own internal testing revealed the Opel Zafira 1.6-liter diesel flouted European emissions and fuel economy standards, Bloomberg reported (via Automotive News). A German news magazine program, Monitor, said officials at Opel knew its midsize crossover polluted up to 15-percent more carbon dioxide than advertised, and that the automaker knew its fuel claims […]

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Report: Volkswagen Knew Fuel Consumption Claims Were Bogus Last Year http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/report-volkswagen-knew-fuel-consumption-claims-were-bogus-last-year/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/report-volkswagen-knew-fuel-consumption-claims-were-bogus-last-year/#comments Sun, 29 Nov 2015 14:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1231745 German newspaper Bild Am Sonntag (via Reuters) reported Sunday that engineers within Volkswagen knew more than one year ago that its cars didn’t meet reported fuel consumption and even pulled a model from sale because of the deception. Volkswagen admitted in October that 800,000 cars sold in Europe didn’t meet advertised fuel economy and that the […]

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German newspaper Bild Am Sonntag (via Reuters) reported Sunday that engineers within Volkswagen knew more than one year ago that its cars didn’t meet reported fuel consumption and even pulled a model from sale because of the deception. Volkswagen admitted in October that 800,000 cars sold in Europe didn’t meet advertised fuel economy and that the […]

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Volkswagen Workers Under Criminal Investigation for Breaking Tax Laws in Germany http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-may-tax-trouble-lying-carbon-dioxide-emissions/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-may-tax-trouble-lying-carbon-dioxide-emissions/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1227697 German investigators are looking into whether Volkswagen executives or engineers broke laws by lying about carbon dioxide emissions in 800,000 cars sold in Europe, the New York Times reported. Authorities near the automaker’s headquarters in Wolfsburg say they are focused on five Volkswagen employees, but wouldn’t identify those employees. Investigators are determining if Volkswagen employees knowingly […]

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German investigators are looking into whether Volkswagen executives or engineers broke laws by lying about carbon dioxide emissions in 800,000 cars sold in Europe, the New York Times reported. Authorities near the automaker’s headquarters in Wolfsburg say they are focused on five Volkswagen employees, but wouldn’t identify those employees. Investigators are determining if Volkswagen employees knowingly […]

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Volkswagen Says 430,000 New Cars Cheated CO2 Levels http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-says-430000-new-cars-cheated-co2-levels/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-says-430000-new-cars-cheated-co2-levels/#comments Sat, 14 Nov 2015 17:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1219185 Update: A spokesman for Volkswagen of America said U.S. cars aren’t affected.  Volkswagen announced Friday that more than 400,000 of its cars with “irregularities” in reported carbon dioxide emissions were new cars, which could shed new light on how many more cars the beleaguered automaker would have to pay for. This month, Volkswagen announced 800,000 […]

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Update: A spokesman for Volkswagen of America said U.S. cars aren’t affected.  Volkswagen announced Friday that more than 400,000 of its cars with “irregularities” in reported carbon dioxide emissions were new cars, which could shed new light on how many more cars the beleaguered automaker would have to pay for. This month, Volkswagen announced 800,000 […]

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Volkswagen Engineers Blow Whistle, Admit to CO2 Cheating http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-engineer-blows-whistle-admits-to-co2-cheating/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-engineer-blows-whistle-admits-to-co2-cheating/#comments Sun, 08 Nov 2015 16:35:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1214385 A number of Volkswagen engineers cheated on tests used to determine carbon dioxide emissions because goals set by former group CEO Martin Winterkorn were too demanding and difficult to achieve, reported German outlet Bild am Sonntag. The report was “broadly confirmed” by Volkswagen, stated The New York Times. It’s believed goals set by Winterkorn, which would have made […]

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A number of Volkswagen engineers cheated on tests used to determine carbon dioxide emissions because goals set by former group CEO Martin Winterkorn were too demanding and difficult to achieve, reported German outlet Bild am Sonntag. The report was “broadly confirmed” by Volkswagen, stated The New York Times. It’s believed goals set by Winterkorn, which would have made […]

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Volkswagen Says It Lied About CO2 Levels In 800,000 Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-says-lied-co2-levels-800000-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-says-lied-co2-levels-800000-cars/#comments Tue, 03 Nov 2015 20:30:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1211081 Volkswagen on Monday said that internal testing revealed 800,000 Volkswagen cars may emit more carbon dioxide than reported and could cost the company $2.1 billion more in penalties. New CEO Matthias Müller apologized for the deception. “The Board of Management of Volkswagen AG deeply regrets this situation and wishes to underscore its determination to systematically […]

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Volkswagen on Monday said that internal testing revealed 800,000 Volkswagen cars may emit more carbon dioxide than reported and could cost the company $2.1 billion more in penalties. New CEO Matthias Müller apologized for the deception. “The Board of Management of Volkswagen AG deeply regrets this situation and wishes to underscore its determination to systematically […]

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QOTD: How Much Do People Really Care About Emissions? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/qotd-how-much-do-people-really-care-about-emissions/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/qotd-how-much-do-people-really-care-about-emissions/#comments Fri, 25 Sep 2015 14:33:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1181002 Well, ladies and gentlemen, it has officially emerged that Volkswagen has been lying to the general public like one of those guys who approaches you at a gas station and says his car has broken down and he just needs three more dollars for a bus fare. This is surprising. Anyone who ever owned a […]

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Well, ladies and gentlemen, it has officially emerged that Volkswagen has been lying to the general public like one of those guys who approaches you at a gas station and says his car has broken down and he just needs three more dollars for a bus fare. This is surprising. Anyone who ever owned a […]

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UK Diesels 21 Percent Cleaner Than A Decade Ago http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/uk-diesels-21-percent-cleaner-than-a-decade-ago/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/uk-diesels-21-percent-cleaner-than-a-decade-ago/#comments Thu, 27 Mar 2014 13:30:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=782033 A study issued earlier this month by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has concluded that modern diesel engines in the United Kingdom are 21 percent cleaner than that were a decade earlier. Hybrid Cars reports the group’s New Car CO2 Report also found modern diesels to be 27 percent more economical than in […]

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A study issued earlier this month by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has concluded that modern diesel engines in the United Kingdom are 21 percent cleaner than that were a decade earlier. Hybrid Cars reports the group’s New Car CO2 Report also found modern diesels to be 27 percent more economical than in […]

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Coolant In Daimler-EU Dispute Found Safe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/coolant-in-daimler-eu-dispute-found-safe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/coolant-in-daimler-eu-dispute-found-safe/#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:32:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=769690 An automotive coolant Daimler claims is too dangerous to use in their vehicles, despite the warnings from the European Union to cease usage of an older coolant considered harmful to the environment, was found to be safe according to a report made by EU scientists. Reuters reports the coolant in question, the Honeywell and DuPont […]

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An automotive coolant Daimler claims is too dangerous to use in their vehicles, despite the warnings from the European Union to cease usage of an older coolant considered harmful to the environment, was found to be safe according to a report made by EU scientists. Reuters reports the coolant in question, the Honeywell and DuPont […]

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Germany Persuades EU to Delay Stricter Carbon Emissions Regulations http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/germany-persuades-eu-to-delay-stricter-carbon-emissions-regulations/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/germany-persuades-eu-to-delay-stricter-carbon-emissions-regulations/#comments Tue, 15 Oct 2013 14:57:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=624161 After months of intense lobbying, Germany has convinced European Union environmental ministers to keep 2020 new car carbon dioxide emissions standards at 130 grams per kilometer instead of the proposed, stricter 95g/km standard. The German government argued that the tighter regulations would cost jobs and hurt German automakers. BMW and Mercedes-Benz produce larger and heavier […]

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After months of intense lobbying, Germany has convinced European Union environmental ministers to keep 2020 new car carbon dioxide emissions standards at 130 grams per kilometer instead of the proposed, stricter 95g/km standard. The German government argued that the tighter regulations would cost jobs and hurt German automakers. BMW and Mercedes-Benz produce larger and heavier […]

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Germany Wants To Water Down EU CO2 Targets With EVs Nobody Wants http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/germany-wants-to-water-down-eu-co2-targets-with-evs-nobody-wants/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/germany-wants-to-water-down-eu-co2-targets-with-evs-nobody-wants/#comments Fri, 07 Jun 2013 15:01:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=491291 An attempt of Germany to water down CO2 targets, about to be imposed by the EU, explains why automakers are eager to build EVs despite a lack of an eager market. Germany proposes that so-called supercredits can be used to off-set the limits. “Unlimited supercredits could allow the manufacture of electric cars for which there […]

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An attempt of Germany to water down CO2 targets, about to be imposed by the EU, explains why automakers are eager to build EVs despite a lack of an eager market. Germany proposes that so-called supercredits can be used to off-set the limits. “Unlimited supercredits could allow the manufacture of electric cars for which there […]

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Toyota Prius Saves Large Parts Of Australia From Being Covered By Noxious Gases http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/toyota-prius-saves-large-parts-of-australia-from-being-covered-by-noxious-gases/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/toyota-prius-saves-large-parts-of-australia-from-being-covered-by-noxious-gases/#comments Thu, 02 Sep 2010 12:23:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=364499 Toyota has been selling many hybrids since they introduced the Toyota Coaster Hybrid EV minibus in 1997. A few months later, they started mass-production of the Prius, and it’s been a runaway hit. In Japan, the Prius is leading the charts. The Toyota hybrid system is available in minivans, SUVs and sedans. Nine TMC-produced hybrid […]

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Toyota has been selling many hybrids since they introduced the Toyota Coaster Hybrid EV minibus in 1997. A few months later, they started mass-production of the Prius, and it’s been a runaway hit. In Japan, the Prius is leading the charts. The Toyota hybrid system is available in minivans, SUVs and sedans. Nine TMC-produced hybrid […]

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