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A Fiat diesel model found with irregular emissions in Germany

A Fiat diesel model found with irregular emissions in Germany

Tests performed by the German authorities have showed that one of Fiat’s diesel models has irregular levels of emissions, a local paper reported. Increasingly more news are emerging lately over emissions irregularities on diesel-powered cars, as the regulators have speed up their efforts to uncover similar manipulations as in Volkswagen’s […]

630,000 cars to be recalled in Germany over emissions irregularities

630,000 cars to be recalled in Germany over emissions irregularities

Following an investigation by the local authorities, German automakers voluntarily agreed to recall 630,000 diesels to fix their emissions systems. The German Federal Motor Transport Authority promptly started last year an investigation on all carmakers in the country after Volkswagen admitted it cheated on the emissions tests. The body recently […]

Germany plans to eliminate vehicle tax for electric cars

Germany plans to eliminate vehicle tax for electric cars

In its efforts to encourage customers to buy more electric cars, the German government plans to exempt buyers from vehicle tax, Reuters reports. The German government is debating for some months now a strategy to surge the sales of electric cars and the talks seem to have reached a common […]

Germany receives advice from China over electric-car strategy

Germany receives advice from China over electric-car strategy

During a top meeting between officials from both governments, the Chinese party told German ministers that they need to push for electric-car incentives in order to boost the demand for green vehicles. Offering financial stimulants for those who plan to buy electric cars will definitely encourage the demand for environmentally […]

Germany plans to ban older diesels from cities

Germany plans to ban older diesels from cities

The German government is working on a set of regulatory laws that will allow towns to ban older diesels from their streets. The diesel scandal triggered by Volkswagen made the German government finally take a closer look at the rising pollution levels within the country and speed up efforts to […]

Volkswagen fix fails for around 160,000 cars in Germany

Volkswagen fix fails for around 160,000 cars in Germany

Volkswagen has to rethink its software update for some 2.0-litre diesels affected by the emissions scandal in Germany, as the fix failed to work. Lately, there have been some reports suggesting that Volkswagen’s fix for the 2.0-litre diesel vehicles fitted with the cheating device is not complying with emissions regulations […]

Waldow fine tunes the Renault Clio RS

Waldow fine tunes the Renault Clio RS

The French automaker has been trying to make its RS sports-oriented models a little more usable on a daily basis and as such the latest iteration of the Clio RS is only a five-door, with a turbo engine and an automatic gearbox. Nobody is going to slap them around for […]