diesel

VW Boss: Diesel is not dead

‘Diesel is not dead’ – so says the VW Group chairman, Matthias Muller, and he believes it’s up to the car industry to change the public’s increasingly poor perception of it as a fuel. At the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen revealed plans to launch 80 new electric models across the brand by 2025. Despite(…)

VW recall 1.8 million cars in China

Over 1.8 million VW cars are being recalled in China due to a faulty fuel pump. The Chinese consumer watchdog reported the recalled vehicles were made by VW plus its two domestic partners SAIC and FAW. It’s believed the fault could potentially cause the affected vehicles’ engines to stall due to an electrical issue with(…)

VW to consider reimbursing drivers of older diesels

Volkswagen is to consider a new initiative that sees UK drivers of its older diesels reimbursed. In an attempt to calm the gathering political storm surrounding diesel car pollution levels, the German automaker has already offered to pay drivers in its home country up to €10,000 as an incentive to trade their older vehicles in(…)

London major Sadiq Khan demands VW compensation

London mayor, Sadiq Khan, has said he believes that VW should pay £2.5 million worth of missed congestion charge payments, in the wake of the diesel emissions scandal. He went on to say that 80,000 Volkswagen engines that had been fitted with the ‘defeat devices’ were registered in the capital. The devices were able to(…)

VW scandal sees sales of diesel fall to lowest level for seven years

As consumers continue to react to the emissions scandal, sales of diesel cars in Western Europe are set to fall under 50% this year, says a leading forecasting group. This puts diesel sales at their lowest market share since 2009. The figures have been calculated from the sales figures of 17 different European countries, and(…)