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Technology 29 Oct 2015 | 1:10 PM

Hybrid technology to fill autos gap as diesel damaged by VW scandal

The Volkswagen diesel emissions test rigging scandal could accelerate a shift towards gasoline-electric hybrid cars and plug-in electric hybrids – even as cheaper gasoline, for now, saps demand for green cars.

TECH 04 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

BMW shifts past German rivals' diesel pain with e-car push

BMW AG is setting its sights on the future, with plans to boost spending on electric cars and self-driving features to move on from the German auto industry’s diesel woes.

Technology 29 Jun 2016 | 10:24 AM

VW agrees to buy back diesel vehicles, fund clean air efforts

German automaker Volkswagen AG will pay as much as US$15.3bil (RM61.64bil) after admitting it cheated on US diesel emissions tests for years, agreeing to buy back vehicles from consumers and provide funding that could benefit makers of cleaner technologies.

Technology 08 Oct 2015 | 1:31 PM

VW's US recall could be thwarted by reluctant diesel owners

Recalcitrant owners in the US could thwart whatever measures Volkswagen AG might take to fix the polluting diesel cars that set off the biggest scandal in the German automaker's history.

TECH 25 May 2018 | 4:54 AM

Uber will soon detail plan to stop using diesel cars in London

Uber said it will provide more information in the coming weeks on how it plans to stop diesel using cars in London and of a proposed scrappage scheme, as the court date nears for the taxi app to defend its right to operate in London nears.

TECH 08 Sep 2017 | 11:48 AM

Uber to stop using diesel cars in London by end 2019

Uber will cease using diesel cars in London by the end of 2019 and the vast majority of rides will be in electric or hybrid vehicles by then..

TECH 08 Oct 2015 | 12:59 PM

Bosch's popular diesel engine software was not preprogrammed to cheat

A popular diesel engine management program used by several top automakers, including Volkswagen AG, was not preprogrammed to detect when a vehicle was undergoing laboratory emissions testing, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency.

TECH 02 Sep 2018 | 6:00 AM

Diesel chooses biker look for new smartwatch

Diesel has unveiled the Full Guard 2.5 collection, a new generation of biker-esthetic smartwatches, with customisable dials.

TECH 06 Apr 2016 | 5:49 AM

Renault pledges to reduce NOx emissions on diesel vehicles from July 2016

Renault will apply measures to reduce the nitrogen oxide emissions of its diesel-engined vehicles from July.

Technology 30 May 2016 | 4:20 AM

Daimler invests €3bil in clean diesel technology

Daimler said it will spend €3bil (RM13.68bil) to curtail diesel exhaust pollution levels by modifying its engines and exhaust treatment systems including through a software update for some Mercedes-Benz passenger cars.