Canada: We’re Going To Investigate Volkswagen and Also Hack Some Pickups

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The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change in Ontario, Canada, has launched an official investigation into Volkswagen Canada and Audi Canada regarding their roles in the ongoing diesel emissions scandal that affects some 35,000 vehicles in the province, the ministry announced Wednesday. The investigation is related to possible violations under Ontario’s Environmental Protection Act … [Read more…]

Mitsubishi Announces ‘Final Edition’ Evo for Diehards

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Mitsubishi announced Wednesday it would make available 1,600 “Final Edition” Lancer Evolution cars to commemorate the departure of the long-running sports sedan. The cars will be based on Evolution GSR and include the same 2-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 303 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual … [Read more…]

Bosch Didn’t Supply Cheating Software on Dirty Diesels

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A former federal official and the Environmental Protection Agency said that German supplier Bosch didn’t supply Volkswagen — or other automakers — with cheating software, implying that Volkswagen engineers acted alone in deceiving emission tests, Reuters reported (via Automotive News). According to the report, Bosch supplies the engine control management unit for most four-cylinder diesel … [Read more…]