VW manipulated the emissions readings of millions of vehicles in a last ditch effort to boost the sales of its conventional engines. Now that it has been caught it, it is embracing the future of emissions-free electric vehicles.
German carmaker Volkswagen has reported record global sales in 2017 after being dogged by the costly emissions cheating scandal. VW made the announcement as it unveiled an updated Jetta model at the Detroit Auto Show.
The German automaker has agreed to a major payout to consumers affected by emissions-rigging software on diesel vehicles. A lawyer representing consumers hailed the deal as a "great outcome for Canadian consumers."
Sales of electric and hybrid vehicles have exceeded half of all new registrations in Norway over the past 12 months. The new record was aided by generous subsidies and privileges enjoyed by EV owners.
Chinese authorities have stopped the production of hundreds of car models which do not meet the government's stricter fuel consumption standards. German vehicle producers said there was no reason to panic.
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