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Volkswagen can’t sell 2016 diesels in the U.S.

Volkswagen won't be able to sell 2016 diesel cars in the U.S. — for now.

Volkswagen of American won’t be able to sell 2016 diesel 2.0-liter engine models in the United States, and the carmaker has withdrawn its application for EPA certification. If the manufacturer complies with U.S. emissions standards, it can again begin selling its vehicles currently in violation of emissions policies. Volkswagen had been awaiting EPA approval for ...

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Tesla gets another (obvious) honor: quickest electric car

The Tesla Model S is fastest electric car.

The Tesla Model S and Chevy Volt have little in common beyond their respective segment shares in the electric vehicle industry. The Volt is a wise choice in the entry-level electric car segment. It may the slowest among the top-17 electric vehicles in the standard 0-60 mph acceleration test. But it offers a good balance ...

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Toyota Prius recalls continue with software, hybrid system woes

More than 600,000 Toyota Prius V models have been recalled.

Toyota and recalls as synonymous. The Japanese manufacturer has announced another recall, this time 625,000 Prius models worldwide for a software issue. that could result in the failure of the hybrid system. In the United States, the recall affects 109,000 Prius V models from 2012, 2013 and 2014. The issue in the current software for ...

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2015 Toyota Prius: great efficiency, but rivals challenging

The Toyota Prius on one of 10 cars Consumer Reports reports is capable of lasting 200,000 miles.

Now a mainstay in the car industry, the Toyota Prius family is ever expanding. It includes five trims of the original hatchback as well as the compact Prius C and Prius V wagon, the largest offering in the hybrid clan. The Persona Series is new for 2015 and adds a half-dozen cosmetic items to the ...

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