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Dieselgate: Fallout from emissions saga continues
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26th Sep 2020
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Dieselgate: Fallout from emissions saga continues

Eight more Volkswagen employees have been charged by German prosecutors for their alleged roles in the 'Dieselgate' saga. German authorities have continued their scrutiny of car manufacturers ever since Volkswagen was found to have used software to cheat diesel emissions laws back in 2015. The eight employees were charged with fraud, false certification, and other violations related to emissions laws, news agency Reuters reports.
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Ben Zachariah
2020 Volkswagen Golf GTE and GTD revealed
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27th Feb 2020
3 min read

2020 Volkswagen Golf GTE and GTD revealed

Volkswagen has revealed details of its new Golf GTE and GTD models ahead of their official debut at the 2020 Geneva motor show next week. The GTE plug-in hybrid (PHEV) pairs a familiar 1.4-litre, 110kW turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with an 85kW motor and 13kWh battery. When combined, maximum power is raised to 180kW and 400Nm. These figures are on a par with the 2020 GTI for power but 30Nm up on torque.
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Liam Murphy
BMW X5 and X6 xDrive40d mild hybrids revealed, not for Australia
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12th Feb 2020
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BMW X5 and X6 xDrive40d mild hybrids revealed, not for Australia

The BMW X5 and X6 are set to receive an xDrive40d variant complete with the brand's first mild-hybrid diesel powertrain, but BMW Australia isn't planning on bringing them Down Under. Due in May 2020, the new models will feature a revised 3.0-litre straight six-cylinder diesel mated to a 48V generator and mild-hybrid system.
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Liam Murphy
Mazda to launch new diesel engines in 2020 - report
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22nd Oct 2019
1 min read

Mazda to launch new diesel engines in 2020 - report

Mazda remains committed to the diesel engine, despite many manufacturers shying away from the powertrain technology in the wake of the Dieselgate emissions scandal, promising a "new approach" to diesel engines next year. Speaking with the UK's Autocar, the company's European R&D boss, Christian Schultze, said: "We are sticking to diesel engines. In 2020, we have a new approach to diesel engines". "We will show you how clean and very efficient diesel engines can be."
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James Wong
Volkswagen CEO and chairman charged with Dieselgate offences in Germany
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24th Sep 2019
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Volkswagen CEO and chairman charged with Dieselgate offences in Germany

German prosecutors from Braunschweig have filed charges against three current and former Volkswagen executives for failing to warn investors early enough about the financial implications of the Dieselgate emissions cheating scheme. The three men charged are the Volkswagen Group's current CEO Herbert Diess, its current chairman Hans Dieter Pötsch, and Martin Winterkorn, the company's CEO at the time the scandal broke.
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Derek Fung