EPA’s new ozone standards arrive in midst of Dieselgate scandal

The irony of this is rich –  Today, the EPA announced new ozone standards, strengthening the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone to 70 parts per billion (ppb) from 75 ppb to protect public health.  EPA also is strengthening the “secondary ozone standard” to 70 ppb, which will…

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Volkswagen promises info on Dieselgate soon

Today, Volkswagen AG announced the Executive Committee had held a marathon 7-hour meeting to discuss the current status of mitigation of VW’s manipulation of diesel exhaust emissions tests.  The press release (below) says recommendations will be given to the Supervisory board, but doesn’t give much in the way of details.…

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BMW has no Dieselgate, while VW skimped on emissions control

Earlier we saw a report from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) who showed the Dieselgate misbehavior affects not just Volkswagen/Audi 2.0 liter TDI Diesels, but cars from other manufacturers, even ones running on gasoline.  That report has gained enough attention that BMW had to respond, since one of its vehicles was…

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EPA puts automakers on notice, while firings start at Volkswagen

A week ago the automotive world was put into turmoil over news that Volkswagen had, allegedly, committed widespread fraud with their emissions test results.  Specific Volkswagen and Audi vehicles were emitting lots more pollution than allowed, while their EPA emissions ratings garnered praise and government subsidies by supposedly being the cleanest Diesel vehicles…

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