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Matthias Müller, in the Driver’s Seat at Volkswagen – New York Times

Thursday, October 01, 2015

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US auto sales show big gains, except at Volkswagen – U.S. News & World Report

Thursday, October 01, 2015

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‘Let’s Drive NYC’ is GM’s new car-sharing program, but it’s only for one … – The Verge

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Building on GM’s announcement from earlier this morning, the company has just unveiled “Let’s Drive NYC,” a car-sharing program in New York City — but the catch is that it’s only open to residents of a single 479-unit building near Times Square right now. Occupants receive three hours of vehicle use per month; additional time starts at under $10 per hour, or up to $75 for 24 hours, which is very…

GM warns the Valley: Prepare to compete over driverless cars – U.S. News & World Report

Thursday, October 01, 2015

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GM counting on big profits from parts and accessories, GM Financial – Automotive News

Thursday, October 01, 2015

   Print  Reprints  Respond Mike Colias Automotive NewsOctober 1, 2015 – 2:24 pm ET DETROIT — General Motors expects…

General Motors (GM) U.S. Sales Rose 12% in Sept.; Retail Deliveries Increased 17% – StreetInsider.com

Thursday, October 01, 2015

General Motors (NYSE: GM) Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands sold 251,310 vehicles in the United States in September 2015. Retail deliveries climbed 17 percent compared with a year ago, which makes September the sixth month in a row that GM has increased retail market share year over year. Total sales were up 12 percent. *** The Street was looking for a 9.3 percent increase. “Staying focused on core values…

Volkswagen Sales Are Flat in First Report Since Scandal – New York Times

Thursday, October 01, 2015

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Volkswagen, Audi sales increase despite emissions cheating scandal – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, October 01, 2015

September auto sales were so strong in the U.S. that even Volkswagen squeezed out a small gain — despite halting sales of its diesel cars because of an emissions test-rigging scandal. Volkswagen’s U.S. division said it sold 26,141 vehicles in September, up by a scant 145 cars from the number it sold in the same month a year earlier. Volkswagen’s Audi brand, whose A3 diesel version is its only model…

In Reversal, German Prosecutors Say Volkswagen’s Former CEO Isn’t Under … – New York Times

Thursday, October 01, 2015

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Amid Scandal, Online Interest in Used Volkswagen Diesels Heats Up – NBCNews.com

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Volkswagen’s emissions scandal has created a busier online marketplace for the German automaker’s used diesel vehicles in the United States. Online used car marketplaces such as Kelley Blue Book or AutoTrader.com have seen a significant upswing in activity surrounding the specific vehicles affected by the scandal. “On AutoTrader, we are seeing shopping for diesels up,” said Michelle Krebs, a senior analyst at AutoTrader, who noted that the volume of shopping…

VW sold new cars with defeat devices in UK even after scandal broke in US – The Guardian

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Volkswagen has admitted that it continued selling new cars in the UK fitted with “defeat devices” to cheat diesel emissions tests even after US authorities uncovered the scandal. The revelation piles pressure on the German carmaker. Richard Lloyd, executive director at consumer group Which?, accused VW of “adding insult to injury” for consumers. VW revealed on Thursday that it had suspended the sale of 4,000 new vehicles in the UK…

US auto sales soar, but Volkswagen down – USA TODAY

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Customers shop for used vehicles at a CarMax dealership in Lexington, Ky.(Photo: Luke Sharrett, Bloomberg) U.S. automakers enjoyed a robust sales performance in September — with Volkswagen a notable exception. Ford reported a 23% increase, compared to the same period a month earlier. General Motors posted a 12% gain, and Fiat Chrysler extended its sales streak to 66 consecutive months of gains with a 14% rise. Toyota enjoyed a 16% increase. But Volkswagen, embroiled…

Volkswagen Cars Aren’t The Only Ones Releasing More Pollutants Than They Should – Huffington Post

Thursday, October 01, 2015

New diesel cars from Renault, Nissan, Hyundai, Citroen, Fiat, Volvo and other manufacturers have been found to emit substantially higher levels of pollution when tested in more realistic driving conditions, according to new data seen by the Guardian. Research compiled by Adac, Europe’s largest motoring organisation, shows that some of the diesel cars it examined released over 10 times more NOx than revealed by existing EU tests, using an alternative…

After Volkswagen scandal, buying ‘green’ cars gets complicated – MarketWatch

Thursday, October 01, 2015

If you’re in the market for a new car, there is a specification you should have high on your list: Greenhouse gas emissions. After Volkswagen was discovered to have cheated the Environmental Protection Agency’s emissions tests with a “defeat device” on about 11 million diesel vehicles, greater attention has been placed on pollutants cars on the road are emitting. The VW …

Code/Mobile Adds Car Talk from Nissan, Qualcomm and BMW Advisor – Re/code

Thursday, October 01, 2015

One of the big themes at this year’s Code/Mobile is how the car industry is being hit with a wave of mobile technology. On-demand apps like Uber and Lyft are changing how cars are bought and used, while connected cars are offering an array of entertainment options as well as the chance for everyday autonomous vehicles in the near future. With all the possibilities, we look forward to a vibrant discussion at Code/Mobile from both the…

Diesel cars ‘are killing people’, warns former Labour minister – Telegraph.co.uk

Thursday, October 01, 2015

  Lord Drayson’s warning that the cars are now literally “killing people” will further alarm millions of diesel car owners across the country. He believes an incentive scrappage scheme to allow diesel owners to switch to electric or hybrid vehicles would help to resolve the issue. Dr Penny Woods, chief executive of the British Lung Foundation, said: “Lord Drayson is absolutely right to call attention to the role our vehicle…

Fiat Chrysler Workers Appear to Reject Contract Proposal – New York Times

Thursday, October 01, 2015

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Volkswagen seeks to boost finances to meet emission scandal costs – Reuters

Thursday, October 01, 2015

BERLIN Volkswagen is looking at ways to cut costs and boost cash flow and could sell more shares if the price of clearing up a scandal over its rigging of diesel emissions tests puts its credit rating at risk. The German carmaker’s supervisory board has discussed ways of strengthening its finances, but has not talked about selling assets or brands, two sources close to the board told Reuters. One said…

Volkswagen Cars Aren’t The Only Ones Releasing More Pollutants Than They Should – Huffington Post

Thursday, October 01, 2015

New diesel cars from Renault, Nissan, Hyundai, Citroen, Fiat, Volvo and other manufacturers have been found to emit substantially higher levels of pollution when tested in more realistic driving conditions, according to new data seen by the Guardian. Research compiled by Adac, Europe’s largest motoring organisation, shows that some of the diesel cars it examined released over 10 times more NOx than revealed by existing EU tests, using an alternative…