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Audi fined £700m over diesel emissions scandal

The German public prosecutor has handed a massive penalty to Audi after it admitted software cheats in some of its V6 and V8 diesel engines.
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Most new diesel cars still pollute beyond legal limits

Tests by consumer organisation Which? have found that the majority of new diesel cars still exceed the new emissions limits in "real-world" testing.
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Everything you need to know about the new emissions rules

WLTP is a new fuel economy and emissions testing system that gives car buyers a more accurate picture of how their new car will perform in the real world.
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Fiat brands to phase out diesel?

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is reported to have decided to drop diesel engines from all of its brands by 2022.
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Porsche ditches diesel

Porsche has become the first big-name European car company to withdraw all diesel models from sale worldwide in the face of falling demand.
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Should I buy a diesel-engined car?

With the government and media rounding on diesel, The Executivecondominium looks at the pros, cons and alternatives to diesel cars.
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Volkswagen admits 17,000 complaints about Dieselgate fix fails

Volkswagen has been forced to admit that it has received 17,000 complaints from UK owners whose vehicles have suffered after receiving the Dieselgate "fix".
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Volkswagen blaming customers for failing to fix Dieselgate cars

The Environmental Audit Committee has demanded that Volkswagen explain why it has not fixed nearly 400,000 emissions-cheating Dieselgate cars.
Mercedes-Benz recalls more than three million diesel cars

Mercedes and Audi announce massive diesel car recalls

Mercedes-Benz and Audi have announced recalls for nearly four million diesel cars across Europe in a bid to avoid fines and vehicle bans in European cities.
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Volkswagen Dieselgate vehicles dogged by difficulties

BBC’s Watchdog has investigated reports that cars involved in the Volkswagen 'Dieselgate' scandal and then 'fixed' have been losing power and may be unsafe.
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Stylish motorsport finales for Volkswagen and Audi

Audi and Volkswagen blowed out of the World Endurance and World Rally Championships in style with one-two finishes in their final events.
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Volkswagen ‘making progress’ on dieselgate fix

Volkswagen has used the unveiling of the revised Golf to update progress on its efforts to recover from the ‘Dieselgate’ emissions-cheating crisis.
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Volkswagen quits World Rally Championship

Volkswagen is set to quit the World Rally Championship (WRC), in what is thought to be more fallout from the ‘dieselgate’ emissions scandal.
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Audi quits Le Mans for electric racing future

Audi is to terminate its international sportscar racing programme and quit Le Mans, to focus on the FIA Formula E electric single-seater championship.

VW recalls 460K cars for emissions fix

Volkswagen is recalling 460,000 cars with its 1.2-litre TDI diesel engine in Europe, for a software update arising from the 'Dieselgate' emissions scandal.
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UK Government: Only VW cheated tests

A UK Government investigation into the emissions levels of new cars has concluded that only Volkswagen used a ‘defeat’ device’ to falsify emissions tests.

Mitsubishi admits fuel test rigging in Japan

Mitsubishi has admitted supplying misleading information for fuel consumption tests, but insists that the data only affects models on sale in the Japan.
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What is the future of diesel cars in the UK?

The Volkswagen Affair has cast a spotlight on diesel cars and their pollution, and led to calls for diesels to be banned. But what's it really all about?
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How does a diesel engine work?

What is the difference between a diesel engine and a petrol engine? As a fuel substance, diesel is denser, slower to evaporate and easier to refine than petrol. These qualities make it cheaper, and more efficient in terms of mileage, than petrol. While petrol and diesel engines work in mostly the same way, the methods behind them differ.

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Stricter MOT emissions test doubles failure rate

Changes to MOT emissions testing has seen the number of cars failing more than double since being introduced earlier this year.
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