VW Emission Cheating Could Kill Diesel Passenger Cars In U.S., Even Globally
By John Voelcker
4,597 views Sep 23, 2015
We're just four days into the Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal, but it's not too early to ask about its ultimate ramifications.
The 482,000 VW and Audi cars being investigated by the EPA are a majority of all the diesel passenger cars sold in the U.S. since 2008, when new and tougher emission limits took effect.
If VW Group's engineers had to cheat to get those cars to perform acceptably once they passed the tests, then what does that say about the future of diesel passenger vehicles?
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It's important to note that not every so-called "clean diesel" car sold in the U.S. since 2009 violates the regulations.
On the same test in which a Volkswagen Jetta TDI and Passat TDI that showed their real-world emissions to be grossly higher than the rules, those of a BMW X5 xDrive 35d remained legal under all conditions.
But the four-cylinder VW and Audi diesels had the largest sales volumes by far, while other diesel cars were either low-volume or sold by pricey brands like BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
If affordable diesel cars have to cheat to pass, can diesel have any future at all?
NYT today........ Is VW unique, or do other manufacturers of diesel cars use similar tricks?
The discovery of VW’s machinations raises many questions. Why was the discrepancy first discovered by private researchers? Is VW unique, or do other manufacturers of diesel cars use similar tricks? VW’s chief executive, Martin Winterkorn, has pledged a thorough internal inquiry and full cooperation with outside investigators. The E.P.A. and the State of California have announced their own investigations; in Europe, Germany, Britain and European Union agencies have indicated they will also be looking into VW’s practices. Given the scope of the damage VW has done and the gravity of the questions it raises, it is imperative to get to the bottom of this matter.
j.kady • 12 minutes ago Flag
This news nothing to do wprt.. wprt is almost dead company..
true so far...but the audacity of this fraud makes me think it is more wide spread than we presently know....
this is mind blowing spectacular fraud......
imagine if all clean diesel is ..one big scam.........
Volkswagen Says 11 Million Cars Worldwide Are Affected in Diesel Deception
By JACK EWINGSEPT. 22, 2015
VW is accused of faking pollution tests on a grand scale.
Last week, the EPA accused Volkswagen of deliberately falsifying tests of its diesel engine cars so that the vehicles would pass anti-pollution standards. A massive recall of nearly half a million Volkswagen diesel cars was ordered, causing a major stir in the industry—and especially among VW owners who had been drawn to the vehicles because of the automaker’s “clean diesel” claims.
Let’s look at the situation by the numbers.
482,000 Diesel cars affected, which include TDI Jettas, Beetles, Golfs, and Audi A3s from 2009-15 and Passats from 2014-15.
Cheniere moving ahead with condensate export terminal in Texas
HOUSTON, June 29 | By Kristen Hays
Cheniere Energy Inc is moving ahead with a $550 million export terminal in Texas that will ship processed condensate to international markets, a top executive said on Monday.
In addition, the terminal will be able to export any type of domestic oil if the decades-old U.S. crude export ban is ever lifted, said Nelson Lee, director of crude trading and origination at Cheniere.
"The reason why we're going ahead with that project is we think that we will have unfettered crude oil exports in U.S at some point, and there aren't the sort of logistics for the crude to exit the United States," Lee said at an energy conference in Houston.
Lee recently joined Cheniere from BHP Billiton Ltd, where he headed condensate exports. BHP was the first company to export condensate without waiting for approval from U.S. regulators.
Speaking at American Business Conferences' North American Crude Markets and Storage Summit, Lee said that the terminal, slated to start up in 2017, will have 2 million barrels of oil storage and dock infrastructure that can accommodate Aframax-sized tankers
by yakturd • 15 hours ago
it used to be so lively here..
cancer used to post news all the time
um kinda pointless at present
just have to hucker down and wait
Bosch-led Consortium Explores CNG’s “Greater Potential” as Vehicle Fuel
September 11, 2015 | Germany, Stuttgart
Direct injection for CNG engines: more efficiency, more driving enjoyment
In Germany, a consortium of automotive suppliers and automakers led by Robert Bosch GmbH is striving to develop a new fuel system for Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) that may well be a gamechanger for the industry. The design concept takes the principle of direct injection, normally associated with diesel and gasoline engines, and applies it to natural gas, thereby making the already lower-emission natural gas vehicle (NGV) even more economical and eco-friendly.
Bosch says the new technology has the potential to boost driver enjoyment: compared with present systems that use manifold gas injection, it could deliver as much as 60 percent more torque at low rpm, and offer the prospect of an even more dynamic driving experience in the CNG cars of the future. However, there is still no technology for directly injecting natural gas into the combustion chamber. In the Direct4Gas project, researchers now want to develop a direct injection system for monovalent engines, or engines that run exclusively on CNG.
Complying with exacting emissions standards
wildbeenyheeth • 3 hours ago
C'mon Cancer I call BS, and you know it. This pturd has been in free fall for years, even when oil was going UP!
Very disingenuous..statements like the one above undermine your credibility.
both companies predicated on ever rising oil...........
both companies ........got it wrong
pretty hard to finesse around the tidal wave that hit these companies...40 dollar oil
i dont care who was in charge...
joining has to be better than separate...at this point in time
wildbeenyheeth • 14 hours ag0
It would not be the first bad decision made by FSYS management....after all, look at their share performance the past 5 years..
that is true....why management let oil drop to 40 dollars a barrel is beyond me.....
Representatives of the Issuer recently solicited Kevin Douglas’ views regarding certain matters including the Issuer’s management and strategic direction. The Filers filed this Schedule 13D to permit free communication between the Issuer and Kevin Douglas on this and other topics.
whats on his mind these days.............