ARTICLES RELATING TO DIESEL

Volkswagen to pay $2.8-billion in diesel emission scandal

2017-04-21 17:01

Volkswagen has been ordered to pay a $2.8-billion criminal penalty in the United States for cheating on diesel emissions tests.

German city bans older diesel cars

2017-02-22 07:41

Authorities in southwest Germany are banning older diesel cars from driving in the city of Stuttgart starting in 2018.

Emissions scandal: Volkswagen reaches agreement with 3.0-litre car owners

2016-12-23 07:27

Volkswagen said it had reached an agreement in principle with owners of 3.0-litre cars affected by its emissions cheating scandal.

Volvo upgrades XC90: New engine, self-driving tech

2016-09-26 14:07

Volvo has upgraded its XC90 with technology featured in its upcoming sedan, the new S90. The flagship SUV now benefits from an autonomous driving system.

Renault expands Kadjar range: New diesel, autos

2016-07-22 10:04

Renault has added a new diesel engine and automatic gearbox to its Kadjar range. Here's what you can expect from the new additions.

Motorists in for massive petrol price drop - AA

2016-07-15 13:26

SA is set for a huge drop at the pumps next month as the country reaps the benefit of the weak oil price and the firmer rand in the face of Brexit, says the AA.

Eskom cries foul as Nersa rejects its diesel claim

2016-03-02 18:33

In respect of Eskom’s claim for R8bn for unbudgeted diesel costs, Nersa ruled that the utility’s extensive use of diesel was a direct result of their poor performance.

Emissions scandal: VW fix could take years

2016-01-06 08:02

A VW executive predicts fixes for diesel engines that cheat emissions tests however the automaker adds that the process could take several years.

Diesel car boom about to bust

2015-11-19 15:25

Conventionally fuelled vehicles are under the spotlight for emissions cheating, but ‘clean’ fuel diesel has drawn the most criticism. Will green cars gain the upper hand?

Emissions scandal: Germany rallies behind Volkswagen

2015-10-15 13:58

As a diesel emissions scandal grips Volkswagen, German regulators have handled the automaker with kid gloves in contrast to a crackdown by authorities in the US.

 

Credit downgrades to increase fuel price - AA

2017-04-18 10:44

'Fuel price rises will be the first major expense to hit South Africans in the wake of depreciation of the Rand against the US dollar,' says the Automobile Association.

Which is better petrol or diesel? 8 things you should know before you buy a car

2017-02-22 07:31

Fuel efficiency, costs, availability... Both petrol and diesel-powered vehicles have pros and cons but which is better? We list 8 things you should consider before you buy your next car.

Petrol price hike announced

2016-09-30 15:47

The Department of Energy has announced that the latest fuel price hikes will come into effect next week.

Weak Rand, Gordhan controversy affect SA fuel prices

2016-09-15 12:30

South Africa's recent period of fuel-price reductions is set for a reversal as the weakening Rand and the controversy surrounding finance minister Pravin Gordhan negatively affect the cost of fuel.

Solar power stored as Kenyan wildlife conservancy goes off-grid – 95% diesel cuts

2016-07-15 20:15

SA firm SolarAfrica has funded, designed and installed a microgrid in Kenya, making it solar with a battery solution for cloudy days and a whopping cut in diesel usage.

Eskom to lengthen lifespan of ageing coal plants

2016-04-25 13:45

Eskom's board has approved a new fleet renewal strategy based on economic viability as opposed to a purely age-based decommissioning of power stations.

Judge to VW : Find a fix quick for dirty diesel cars

2016-02-26 08:24

A federal judge wants to know within a month about how Volkswagen plans to bring nearly 600 000 diesel cars into compliance with clean air laws.

Petrol vs diesel price moves explained

2016-01-05 15:38

A Fin24 user wants to know why there is such a big difference between the price adjustments of petrol and diesel.

Prosecutors to investigate VW, Lambo managers

2015-10-15 15:05

Prosecutors in Italy are investigating local managers at Volkswagen and Lamborghini for alleged fraud.

Emissions scandal: VW plans R15bn cut in investments

2015-10-14 08:17

German automaker Volkswagen plans to slash investment in its core VW brand by the equivalent of R15-billion per year amid mounting costs for its emissions scandal.

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