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Discussion in 'Prius, Hybrid, EV and Alt-Fuel News' started by kgall, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. kgall

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    Here's a link to today's NY Times article on the agreement between Volkswagen and US authorities on remedies for US owners of the "rigged emissions test" diesel cars.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/22/business/international/volkswagen-emissions-settlement.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

    The deal provides for a fix for the 2.0 liter diesel engines or buyback of the cars. It does not address the (fewer, I think) 3.2 liter engines.

    The article does not contain a link to the text of the agreement (that I could find, anyway)--if anyone finds such a link, please post it.
     
  2. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web BMW i3 and Model 3

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    We are also discussing the story here: VW Faces $17B Fine for Emissions Scam | Page 68 | PriusChat

    We suspect official documents will be released June 21 for a 30 day, public comment period. For now, the lawyers are under a gag order during negotiations. Patience is advised.

    Bob Wilson
     
  3. UsedToLoveCars

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    some estimates have put the total price tag on this scandal at $30 billion.

    their market cap is currently $68 billion.

    I want to know: did they really think they were so clever that they'd never get caught?
     
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    mikefocke Prius v Three 2012, Avalon 2011

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    Mercedes and Mitsubishi too in the last few days.
     
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    i believe they did. most criminals do.
     
  6. kgall

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    Thanks!. I'll check out the other discussion.
    I heard about the June 21 date (my birthday), but not about the public comment period.
     
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    I'm sure Consumer Reports still loves the vw cheat diesel, after all - it's so sporty - handles well, and it's so fun to drive . . . And after all, that's the only thing that really matters, right?

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    I have a 2011 tdi golf mod body kit, tail lights wheel& tires, RevoTek flash, snows water methanol injection, electrical super charger and exhaust. It fast, 320 lbs torque! It's my sons now he don't want to give it up either!
     
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    All the more reason not to follow close behind TDI's on the road. I watch for the TDI badge and drop well back when I see one! Dilution is my friend.
     
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