Good Housekeeping drops Volkswagen as an 'eco-conscious pick' LONDON, Sept 25- U.S consumer magazine Good Housekeeping has retracted its endorsement of a Volkswagen diesel model following the carmaker's admission that it cheated for years to enable its diesel models meet U.S. regulatory emissions standards. Following an inquiry from Reuters, The Good Housekeeping Institute, said it had updated a previous...
| By: Tom Bergin
UPDATE 1-Italy launches study into diesel filters after prosecutor's warning ROME, Sept 24- The Italian government said on Thursday it had ordered a study into possible health risks linked to diesel emission filters commonly used in vehicles throughout the European Union. The health ministry decided to investigate the matter after Rome's chief prosecutor wrote to the government in July, referring to expert opinion alleging the...
| By: Massimiliano Di Giorgio
This is one of the fastest super yachts The Silver Fast is an eco-friendly super yacht that can reach nearly 30 miles an hour and requires only one fuel stop from Australia to Europe. CNBC's Phil Han reports from the Monaco Yacht Show.
Volkswagen's clean-car image dirtied by emissions scandal "Brands are all about trust and it takes years and years to develop," says Nigel Currie, an independent U.K.- based branding consultant. "The most important thing is that VW comes out and tells the public what happened, who was involved and make sure that it doesn't happen again" said Jeremy Robinson-Leon, principal and chief operating officer at New York- based...
Source: The Associated Press
| By: By MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer
Diesel cars loiter in lots as VW dealers, owners sit and wait OAKLAND, California, Sept 22- At the Volkswagen of Oakland dealership in California, the German company's "clean diesel-" powered cars were a big hit with eco-friendly customers. The world's biggest carmaker by sales told the Environmental Protection Agency that it used special software to lower emissions during vehicle inspections by U.S. regulators. 1/ 8.
| By: Alexandria Sage
How U.S. lawyers were so quick off the mark to sue Volkswagen NEW YORK, Sept 22- Less than four days after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Volkswagen had designed some of its diesel models to cheat emissions tests, lawyers have brought at least 25 class actions on behalf of scores of car owners in all 50 U.S. states. The lead plaintiff in the first case filed was David Fiol a personal injury attorney...
| By: Alison Frankel
Survey: For motorists to drive or not to drive is the answer DETROIT- Sept 15- A self-driving car would be more appealing to motorists if the autopilot system allowed humans to drive when they wanted to, McKinsey& Co concludes in a survey released Tuesday. Several major automakers, including Daimler AG, BMW AG, General Motors Co, Volkswagen AG, Nissan Motor Co and Tesla Motors Inc have said they intend to offer technology that...
| By: Joseph White