The Truth About Cars » Pollution http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 12:00:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 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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Volkswagen Gets a New Diesel Deadline, But There Won’t Be Another http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/volkswagen-gets-new-diesel-deadline-wont-another/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/volkswagen-gets-new-diesel-deadline-wont-another/#comments Thu, 24 Mar 2016 19:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1311194 After missing today’s deadline for a U.S. emissions fix, Volkswagen has been issued a new one, and will now face a summer trial if the date passes without a plan to cure its diesel ills. The extension of the deadline until April 21 was issued by U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer, who had earlier set the March […]

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After missing today’s deadline for a U.S. emissions fix, Volkswagen has been issued a new one, and will now face a summer trial if the date passes without a plan to cure its diesel ills. The extension of the deadline until April 21 was issued by U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer, who had earlier set the March […]

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Volkswagen Prepares its Pollution Penance http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/volkswagen-prepares-pollution-pennance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/volkswagen-prepares-pollution-pennance/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2016 19:30:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1306057 After its excessively dirty diesels polluted the nation’s air for years, Volkswagen is on the verge of making environmental reparations in the U.S. and state of California, Bloomberg reports. The automaker is reportedly in talks with U.S authorities to create two remediation funds aimed at offsetting some of the environmental (and possibly legal) damage resulting […]

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After its excessively dirty diesels polluted the nation’s air for years, Volkswagen is on the verge of making environmental reparations in the U.S. and state of California, Bloomberg reports. The automaker is reportedly in talks with U.S authorities to create two remediation funds aimed at offsetting some of the environmental (and possibly legal) damage resulting […]

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Unfixable Volkswagen Diesels Could Keep Living the California Dream http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/unfixable-volkswagen-diesels-keep-living-california-dream/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/unfixable-volkswagen-diesels-keep-living-california-dream/#comments Wed, 09 Mar 2016 18:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1300649 There’s a chance that older Volkswagen TDI models branded as pollution monsters in the ongoing diesel emissions scandal could keep rolling along the avenues and alleyways of the Golden State. On March 8, California’s air regulator floated the idea that diesels that can’t fully be brought back into compliance with state laws might get a […]

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There’s a chance that older Volkswagen TDI models branded as pollution monsters in the ongoing diesel emissions scandal could keep rolling along the avenues and alleyways of the Golden State. On March 8, California’s air regulator floated the idea that diesels that can’t fully be brought back into compliance with state laws might get a […]

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The California Air Resources Board, the Automakers, and You http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/california-air-resources-board-automakers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/california-air-resources-board-automakers/#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1138418 Last week, Bloomberg Business profiled the one woman who may have more influence in the automaking universe for the next decade than any other person on the planet. California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols’ story about running the nation’s most stringent air quality standards board is compelling, fascinating and terrifying — if you’re an automaker. […]

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Last week, Bloomberg Business profiled the one woman who may have more influence in the automaking universe for the next decade than any other person on the planet. California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols’ story about running the nation’s most stringent air quality standards board is compelling, fascinating and terrifying — if you’re an automaker. […]

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Paris Bans Cars With Even Numbered Plates To Cut Pollution, Congestion http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/paris-bans-cars-even-numbered-plates-cut-pollution-congestion/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/paris-bans-cars-even-numbered-plates-cut-pollution-congestion/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:53:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1027905 Municipal authorities in Paris banned cars with even numbered license plates from entering the city, in a bit to limit traffic and ease record levels of pollution. Paris implemented similar measures last spring, since weather patterns during the season can amplify levels of pollution in the air. The measures were credited with reducing traffic by […]

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Municipal authorities in Paris banned cars with even numbered license plates from entering the city, in a bit to limit traffic and ease record levels of pollution. Paris implemented similar measures last spring, since weather patterns during the season can amplify levels of pollution in the air. The measures were credited with reducing traffic by […]

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Piston Slap: Acceptable Oil Consumption? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/piston-slap-acceptable-oil-consumption/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/piston-slap-acceptable-oil-consumption/#comments Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=927746 Justin writes: Sajeev, First I wanted to let you know that nearly everyday on my lunch break I check TTAC and each time I see a Piston Slap article I always make sure to read through it.  I admire your knowledge and have learned quite a bit from your articles. I guess that I have […]

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Justin writes: Sajeev, First I wanted to let you know that nearly everyday on my lunch break I check TTAC and each time I see a Piston Slap article I always make sure to read through it.  I admire your knowledge and have learned quite a bit from your articles. I guess that I have […]

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Nissan To Offer e-NV200 In Europe in 2014 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/nissan-to-offer-e-nv200-in-europe-in-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/nissan-to-offer-e-nv200-in-europe-in-2014/#comments Wed, 30 Oct 2013 14:31:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=638161 The all-electric future creeps upon us all steadily, from Tesla’s luxury offerings more appropriate for New York Fashion Week, to Nissan’s electric blue and white jelly beans moving eco-conscious families to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. Speaking of Nissan, the automaker has decided to unleash the e-Nv200 upon the streets of Europe in 2014, with […]

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The all-electric future creeps upon us all steadily, from Tesla’s luxury offerings more appropriate for New York Fashion Week, to Nissan’s electric blue and white jelly beans moving eco-conscious families to Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. Speaking of Nissan, the automaker has decided to unleash the e-Nv200 upon the streets of Europe in 2014, with […]

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Lake Michigan Car Ferry, SS Badger, and EPA Reach Agreement http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/lake-michigan-car-ferry-ss-badger-and-epa-reach-agreement/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/lake-michigan-car-ferry-ss-badger-and-epa-reach-agreement/#comments Mon, 25 Mar 2013 05:04:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482025 The Lake Michigan Car Ferry website is reporting that the Environmental Protection Agency and the operators of the Lake Michigan car ferry, the SS Badger, which runs between Ludington MI and Manitowoc, WI, have reached and agreement that will allow the historic steamship to continue operating. The Badger is one of the last coal fired […]

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The Lake Michigan Car Ferry website is reporting that the Environmental Protection Agency and the operators of the Lake Michigan car ferry, the SS Badger, which runs between Ludington MI and Manitowoc, WI, have reached and agreement that will allow the historic steamship to continue operating. The Badger is one of the last coal fired […]

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China Enacts Euro 4 Emissions Standard, Beijing To Go A Notch Higher http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/china-enacts-euro-4-emissions-standard-beijing-to-go-a-notch-higher/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/china-enacts-euro-4-emissions-standard-beijing-to-go-a-notch-higher/#comments Thu, 26 May 2011 14:50:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=396202 POLLUTION SHROUDS BEIJING SKY 投稿者 tvnportal When we think of China, we think of massive pollution and CO2-belching cars. Get with the program. China moves ahead at warp speed, and so do emission standards. The China 4 emission standards will become mandatory for all cars sold across China from July 1st, says China Car Times. […]

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POLLUTION SHROUDS BEIJING SKY 投稿者 tvnportal When we think of China, we think of massive pollution and CO2-belching cars. Get with the program. China moves ahead at warp speed, and so do emission standards. The China 4 emission standards will become mandatory for all cars sold across China from July 1st, says China Car Times. […]

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Washington Bans Copper Brakes http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/washington-bans-copper-brakes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/washington-bans-copper-brakes/#comments Tue, 20 Apr 2010 19:24:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=353427 When friends of the automobile think about environmental regulation, our minds tend to tend to leap towards emissions. Between energy independence, air quality and the specter of global warming, a number of political agendas focus auto regulations on the tailpipe and drivetrain, driving a number of changes in the industry. But, as the AP reports, […]

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When friends of the automobile think about environmental regulation, our minds tend to tend to leap towards emissions. Between energy independence, air quality and the specter of global warming, a number of political agendas focus auto regulations on the tailpipe and drivetrain, driving a number of changes in the industry. But, as the AP reports, […]

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Canada Cash for Clunkers: CA$300 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/02/canada-cash-for-clunkers-ca300/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/02/canada-cash-for-clunkers-ca300/#comments Mon, 02 Feb 2009 03:41:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=235282 Three-hundred dollars Canadian is not a lot of money for a car that functions. But it buys you—well, the Canadian government—a lot of greenwashing. OK, some. “Retire Your Ride” pays the three bills for any currently registered Canadian car produced before 1996, “the year the government introduced more stringent emissions standards.” Canadian Driver dutifully reports, “These […]

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Three-hundred dollars Canadian is not a lot of money for a car that functions. But it buys you—well, the Canadian government—a lot of greenwashing. OK, some. “Retire Your Ride” pays the three bills for any currently registered Canadian car produced before 1996, “the year the government introduced more stringent emissions standards.” Canadian Driver dutifully reports, “These […]

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