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Re: Volkswagen Group Massive Emissions Fraud Scheme

Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:15 pm

WetEV wrote:
SageBrush wrote:
WetEV wrote: Air cooled battery.
Luckily they have weeks between use to let it cool down :lol:
The VW ID R does multiple runs per day.
A Tesla Model S can't do one full speed lap without overheating.
The Tesla Model S is a production car with thermal limits set to preserve battery longevity. The VW ID R is anything but.

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Re: Volkswagen Group Massive Emissions Fraud Scheme

Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:26 pm

WetEV wrote:VW's Pike's Peak car did a lap around Nürburgring.

Volkswagen I.D. R

6:05.336

Air cooled battery.

919 Evo Porsche is the only car faster, at an amazing 5:19.546

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iZY5IMn0wg
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Re: Volkswagen Group Massive Emissions Fraud Scheme

Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:23 pm

SageBrush wrote:
WetEV wrote:
SageBrush wrote: Luckily they have weeks between use to let it cool down :lol:
The VW ID R does multiple runs per day.
A Tesla Model S can't do one full speed lap without overheating.
The Tesla Model S is a production car with thermal limits set to preserve battery longevity. The VW ID R is anything but.

Keep on trolling
The ID R manages heat by producing less heat.
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Re: Volkswagen Group Massive Emissions Fraud Scheme

Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:52 pm

ABG:
New documents show how Audi and U.S. marketing issues fostered dieselgate
Audi used emissions-cheating software since at least 2003
https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... te-scandal
We're nearly four years beyond the black cloud of Volkswagen's dieselgate, and the revelations as to how it happened are still being served like all-you-can eat tapas — small plates, so you're never satisfied from a single helping, but the meal just won't end. The New York Times was privy to a new cache of documents uncovered by Germany's Bayerische Rundufunk station and the newspaper Handelsblatt. They illuminate Aud's cognizant, and perhaps leading, role in propagating the emissions cheating software. Remember, Volkswagen's official line from the beginning was about "rogue employees," and Audi has played up being shell-shocked at this travesty of environmentalism. However, according to the documents, an e-mail from an Audi engineer to his colleagues in 2008 prepared everyone for what was to come with the line, "We don't make it without a few dirty tricks. . . ."

Seems the American luxury buyer's insistence on convenience turned into a key point leading to the saga here. Audi bosses insisted that Americans wouldn't put up with needing to fill the AdBlue supplement tank. Engineers, therefore, were ordered to come up with a solution so that an Audi held enough AdBlue to last for the 10,000-mile dealer service intervals. When the bosses nixed a larger tank because that would impinge on interior space, and nixed installing a second tank because of cost concerns, well, voila. Call the cheat-code guys. . . .
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Re: Volkswagen Group Massive Emissions Fraud Scheme

Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:22 pm

ABG:
Ex-Audi boss Rupert Stadler charged in Germany over role in emissions scandal
Stadler was arrested in June 2018 and spent several months in prison
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/07/31/ex- ... s-scandal/
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Re: Volkswagen Group Massive Emissions Fraud Scheme

Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:59 pm

ABG:
Daimler may be fined 1 billion euros for diesel cheating

At 5,000 euros per car, it could even be quite a bit more
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/08/09/dai ... ting-fine/
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Re: Volkswagen Group Massive Emissions Fraud Scheme

Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:53 pm

ABG:
U.S. judge urges VW and SEC to resolve civil Dieselgate suit
'Sit down and see if you can work it out'
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/08/17/vw- ... rk-it-out/
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Re: Volkswagen Group Massive Emissions Fraud Scheme

Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:28 pm

GCR:
VW diesel fix deemed inadequate in Germany
https://www.greencarreports.com/news/11 ... in-germany


The court found the updated software in existing Tiguans only brings the car into emissions compliance between 50 and 90 deg. F, which is not enough. This finding extends the statute of limitations for damages, as it resets the clock to zero.
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Re: Volkswagen Group Massive Emissions Fraud Scheme

Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:21 pm

All ABG:
VW's top officers charged in Germany over diesel scandal
Current CEO and chairman, ex-CEO
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/09/24/vws ... l-scandal/

Fiat Chrysler senior manager charged in U.S. diesel emissions probe
This in the same day VW top officials were charged in Germany.
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/09/24/fca ... emissions/

German prosecutors fine Daimler almost $1 billion for breaking diesel rules
Finishing off the day's trifecta of diesel legal developments
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/09/24/dai ... ions-fine/
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Re: Volkswagen Group Massive Emissions Fraud Scheme

Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:31 pm

ABG:
470,000 German consumers participate in diesel court case against VW
'A settlement is very difficult, but possible'
https://www.autoblog.com/2019/09/30/vw- ... ettlement/
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