Tag Archives: diesel powered vehicle

Renault Sees Dim Outlook for Diesel Cars

Renault (RENA.PA) expects diesel engines to disappear from most of its European cars, company sources told Reuters, after the French automaker reviewed the costs of meeting tighter emissions standards following the Volkswagen scandal. The sober reassessment was delivered at an internal meeting before the summer break. It shows how, a year after VW (VOWG_p.DE) admitted engineering software to cheat U.S.

Read more

India Electric Mobility Mission Sends Carmakers Scrambling

MUMBAI: Automakers big and small are racing to build hybrids and electric cars to take advantage of tax benefits and increasing concerns on air quality in major cities. A dozen electric and hybrid cars are likely to be launched in the next three years with Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), Hyundai, Toyota and Nissan joining market leader Maruti Suzuki in adopting

Read more

Reduced Taxes on New Cars When Consumers trade-in Old Diesel Cars

South Korea has announced stricter emissions standards for vehicles starting next year, as part of efforts to clean up the air in its major cities. The Ministry of Environment said Thursday that old diesel-powered vehicles weighing 2.5 tons or more will be banned from Seoul if they aren’t equipped with an emission-reducing device or a low-pollution engine. The ban will

Read more

PSA’s Brands Introduce BlueHDI Diesel Models in Japan

The Japanese automotive market is one almost totally biased towards gasoline engines – though diesel models have a larger following there than in America. But offering a diesel model on the market is kind of an adventure, because of the emissions regulations that are very strict. But PSA Peugeot Citroen seems to have faith in its prowess – especially given

Read more

VW Executive in South Korea Indicted

An executive at Volkswagen AG’s South Korean unit has been indicted on charges of submitting manipulated emissions data to authorities and violating an air-quality law. Prosecutors indicted the 52-year-old executive, surnamed Yoon, late Tuesday, according to a spokesman for the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office. In November, the South Korean government ordered Volkswagen Korea to recall more than 125,000 diesel-powered

Read more

TOYOTA To Stop investing in Diesel Engines

Toyota is considering phasing out diesels entirely, Karl Schlicht—executive vice president of Toyota Europe—said in a recent interview with British magazine Autocar. Stricter emissions standards are one reason for this potential change, Schlicht said, but Toyota also doesn’t find them to be particularly important to its bottom line. The Yaris diesel model makes up less than 10 percent of the

Read more