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07-24-2019 01:58 AM
falcon lover
Re: illegal pollution: US-cheating 'trumps' Yurp Diesels...

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Originally Posted by Bloggin View Post
Ford faces lawsuit over allegations of false mpg ratings
https://www.autonews.com/regulation-...se-mpg-ratings

Ford Motor Co. faces a federal lawsuit seeking class-action status over allegations the automaker inaccurately boosted 2018-19 Ford F-150 pickups' EPA mileage ratings.

The suit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Detroit on behalf of plaintiffs by Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, a Chicago law firm, follows two others in consecutive months over the same issue in Ford Ranger trucks.

"We've not yet seen the complaint," a Ford spokesman said. "Typically we don't comment on pending litigation. However, based on the reports it appears this is similar to two other filings by the same law firm in the same court."

Plaintiffs in the suit over the F-150 claim EPA economy ratings printed on window stickers "were more than the fuel economy rating produced by a properly conducted applicable federal mileage test," according to the complaint.

The complaint accuses Ford of falsifying tests on the F-150 and Ranger. It also contends the automaker installed a "mileage 'cheat device'" that "continually misrepresents the vehicles' poor mileage to conceal it from vehicle owners."

VW and Ford seems to have more and more in common.



That must be proven.
07-23-2019 10:24 PM
Bloggin
Re: illegal pollution: US-cheating 'trumps' Yurp Diesels...

Ford faces lawsuit over allegations of false mpg ratings
https://www.autonews.com/regulation-...se-mpg-ratings

Ford Motor Co. faces a federal lawsuit seeking class-action status over allegations the automaker inaccurately boosted 2018-19 Ford F-150 pickups' EPA mileage ratings.

The suit, filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Detroit on behalf of plaintiffs by Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro, a Chicago law firm, follows two others in consecutive months over the same issue in Ford Ranger trucks.

"We've not yet seen the complaint," a Ford spokesman said. "Typically we don't comment on pending litigation. However, based on the reports it appears this is similar to two other filings by the same law firm in the same court."

Plaintiffs in the suit over the F-150 claim EPA economy ratings printed on window stickers "were more than the fuel economy rating produced by a properly conducted applicable federal mileage test," according to the complaint.

The complaint accuses Ford of falsifying tests on the F-150 and Ranger. It also contends the automaker installed a "mileage 'cheat device'" that "continually misrepresents the vehicles' poor mileage to conceal it from vehicle owners."

VW and Ford seems to have more and more in common.
06-05-2018 06:21 AM
falcon lover
Re: illegal pollution: US-cheating 'trumps' Yurp Diesels...

I want to see how VW is doing selling EVs. I dont trust the EVs because of the low range they have and the difficulty of finding place to recharge them. Imagine an EV builded by the corporation that cheat everybody with their diesel engines. Will you believe them when they tell you that an EV will have 300 Km of autonomy?



I don´t.
06-04-2018 05:27 PM
Bloggin
Re: illegal pollution: US-cheating 'trumps' Yurp Diesels...

VW Qualifies Experts for I.D. Family Production
Jun 3, 2018

Volkswagen will begin the education of the next generation this month with the Future Electronic Engineer Program (FEEP). As part of the program, 100 young engineers and specialists will be specially trained to produce the I.D. family vehicles.

The future specialists will take roles in the areas of planning, pilotiing, the e-mobility series and the pre-series center, as well as the electronics development. The first graduates of the three year programme will be employed in Zwickau, working on I.D. family models.

The education scheme was initiated by VW’s pilot facility in Wolfsburg, which is part of the logistics and planning department. Locations in China, Brazil, Argentina, the USA and Mexico will be taking part as well. The programme is supported by the “Volkswagen pro Ehrenamt” initiative (Ehrenamt is voluntary work in German) and local universities to educate young people in Germany, China and North and South America as of June.

Oliver Wessel, who coordinates product development before vehicles go into serial production, is aiming to start one of the largest training programs in the industry with FEEP. He added: “This year and next year, we will have to master about 80 starts of production. The vehicles have more digital intelligence on board than ever before. These are severe challenges. And the situation will become even more challenging with the MEB models. We need start of production specialists who can provide local support at our plants when the need arises and ensure a good start of production.”

According to other VW sources, the new graduates will play sort of a midwife role for the new I.D. vehicles, as Thomas Ulbrich explains: “Within three years, Volkswagen will be starting production of a total of 27 electric car models for four brands in three regions of the world. At the Zwickau plant alone, models of three Group brands will roll off the production lines. In future, our MEB plants throughout the world will need young engineers who are thoroughly conversant with the requirements for production of the new vehicle architecture and also have considerable practical experience.”

The participants of the programme generally undergo a complementary study course with practical orientation – particularly if they join as vehicle I.T. technicians or data logistics. At first candidates undergo a basic training, where they will work on current vehicle models, before candidates are then sent around the world to work with different VW teams on different projects.
05-03-2018 07:58 PM
wingsnut
Re: illegal pollution: US-cheating 'trumps' Yurp Diesels...

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/el...ice-2018-05-02
05-03-2018 06:43 PM
Bloggin
Re: illegal pollution: US-cheating 'trumps' Yurp Diesels...

As Musk berates analysts, VW unleashes massive counterpunch
Christoph Rauwald

"VW has awarded 40 billion euros ($48 billion) in contracts to battery producers, double from just a few weeks ago. The deals take the German manufacturer within striking distance of its target to lock down 50 billion euros in supplies. By 2025, VW plans to sell as many as 3 million all-electric cars per year, CEO Herbert Diess told investors Thursday at the annual shareholder meeting in Berlin."

By 2020 we will offer our customers more than 25 new electric models and more than 20 plug-in hybrids,” Diess said. “In just a few years’ time, then, across all brands and regions, we aim to put the world’s largest fleet of electric vehicles on the road.”

VW’s Audi brand, the group’s largest earnings contributor, will start production of its first all-electric SUV at the end of August, followed by the four-door coupe Mission E from sister brand Porsche next year. VW’s namesake brand will start to roll out the new I.D. range of battery-powered vehicles from 2020, which will be priced at comparable levels to similar combustion engine vehicles.

"As carmakers roll out their electric lineups, Diess said there were “clear” need to revive talks over joint battery cell production in Europe to satisfy growing demand. Robert Bosch GmbH, the world’s largest auto supplier, decided against starting its own battery cell production earlier this year citing high investment demands."
04-20-2018 10:08 PM
2b2
Re: illegal pollution: Cheat the Poor ... they can't Lawyer-Up

FOLLOW the MONEY/crossreference: VW colludes with Walmart

OLD: California Demands VW Build Electric Charging Stations in Poor Neighborhoods
TTAC
- Matt Posky - June 16, 2017


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04-19-2018 09:05 PM
2b2
Re: #CROOKS...

Another day, another raid
160 investigators search 10 premises owned by Porsche

Reuters
- Staff - APRIL 18, 2018


FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German prosecutors are investigating current and former employees of Volkswagen-owned sports car maker Porsche, including a management board member, as part of their inquiries into emissions manipulations, they said on Wednesday...

...“The three suspects include a member of the management board and a member of Porsche AG’s higher management. The third suspect is no longer employed at Porsche AG,” it said.

The searches form part of an investigation into employees of Porsche AG suspected of fraud and fraudulent advertising tied to manipulated emissions control systems of diesel passenger cars, the prosecutors said.

A spokesman for Porsche confirmed the searches, but declined to provide further details.

More than 2-1/2 years after Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) admitted to cheating emissions tests on diesel engines in the United States, the carmaker and some of its brands continue to be investigated by authorities.

Earlier this year, German prosecutors widened a probe of Porsche’s sister brand Audi, which developed a 3.0 liter V6 diesel engine used in about 80,000 VW, Audi and Porsche models found to have been equipped with illicit software.

Two Audi sites were also searched on Wednesday, Stuttgart prosecutors and an Audi spokesman said. The searches were at Audi’s sites in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm, Audi said.

Reporting by Edward Taylor and Ilona Wissenbach; Additional reporting from Irene Preisinger; Editing by Tom Sims and Mark Potter
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02-19-2018 08:53 PM
2b2
#CROOKS: US-cheating 'trumps' Yurp Diesels...

German carmakers in a spin ahead of diesel ban ruling
Reuters
- Edward Taylor, Markus Wacket - FEBRUARY 18, 2018


FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - A court will decide on Thursday whether German cities can ban heavily polluting cars, potentially wiping hundreds of millions of euros off the value of diesel cars on the country’s roads.

Environmental group DUH has sued Stuttgart in Germany’s carmaking heartland, and Duesseldorf over levels of particulate matter exceeding European Union limits after Volkswagen’s 2015 admission to cheating diesel exhaust tests.

The scandal led politicians across the world to scrutinize diesel emissions, which contain the matter and nitrogen oxide (NOx) and are known to cause respiratory disease.

There are around 15 million diesel vehicles on German streets and environmental groups say levels of particulates exceed the EU threshold in at least 90 German towns and cities.

Local courts ordered them to bar diesel cars which did not conform to the latest standards on days when pollution is heavy, startling German carmakers because an outright ban could trigger a fall in vehicle resale prices, and a rise in the cost of leasing contracts, which are priced on assumed residual values.

The German states concerned, where the carmakers and their suppliers have a strong influence, appealed against the decisions, leaving Germany’s federal administrative court - the court of last resort for such matters - to rule on whether such bans can legally be imposed at local level.

“The key question is whether bans can already be considered to be legal instruments,” said Remo Klinger, a lawyer for DUH. “It’s a completely open question of law.”

Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens have said they plan to ban diesel vehicles from city centers by 2025, while the mayor of Copenhagen wants to ban new diesel cars from entering the city as soon as next year. France and Britain will ban new petrol and diesel cars by 2040 in a shift to electric vehicles.

DIESEL? NEIN DANKE...


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02-01-2018 06:32 AM
falcon lover
Re: illegal pollution: US-cheating 'trumps' Yurp Diesels...

VW , in its crazy run to be the bigger automaker, made many mistakes. They cheat the customers with the diesel emissions and, now, we are learning that they experimented with animals.


And all those criminal actions were in vain, bacause the biggest automaker in 2017 was Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance....
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