Dyson has made a name for itself by inventing all sorts of new approaches to vacuuming your house, and it seems that the company is now looking to innovate in a whole new "clean" industry. This morning, founder James Dyson announced that his company is making a major play in the electric car business.
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100,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda cars in Australia are affected by the company's 'cheat software', the dual-mode switch that detected emissions testing conditions and changed vehicles' performance to create lower emissions. Two open class action lawsuits are underway, and a Federal Court judge has ordered the manufacturer to explain on the stand exactly why the software was installed.
Meet one of the most insane diesel truck builds we've ever seen: Old Smokey F1. In its tastefully patina'd 1949 Ford engine bay lies a beautifully built twin-turbo diesel engine good for 1,233 horsepower (919kW) at the wheels and 2,000 ft-lbs (2700Nm) of torque. Holy crap, that's a lot of tire-killing insanity.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has started proceedings in the Federal Court against Audi, and its owner, Volkswagen.
The ACCC says that Audi "engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct", making "false or misleading representations" and "engaged in conduct liable to mislead the public" in relation to diesel vehicle emission claims, and that Volkswagen knew all about it.
Even as immense as the new 2017 GMC Sierra HD Diesel is, its fart cannon tailpipe looks as comically oversized as the one on your high school buddy's mad tight Honda Civic Si hatchback. As you may know, a high-flowing exhaust helps a turbocharged engine make power, but the tips on this particular truck are extra large for safety, not style.
Paris has tried just about everything to combat its terrible smog problem. The city has launched attempts to take half the cars off its road, introduce regular car-free days and close famous streets to vehicular traffic -- but Paris still has some of the worst pollution in Europe. Now a much bigger idea is going into effect: Kicking the oldest cars out of the city.
Volkswagen has set aside €6.5 billion to cover the costs of the growing scandal over cheating on emissions tests in the US. Putting a number on the cost further down line will be far harder, however, as it is a crisis which calls into question the ethical credentials of the company and the industry, as well as posing tough questions about the regulators and authorities who were duped.
Sixty per cent vehicles in Paris run on diesel, and the city is struggling to curb emissions -- banning half its cars for a day, making public transport and bike shares free for a weekend, and pedestrianising large swathes of the urban grid. Now, a new proposal by Mayor Anne Hidalgo will cap the speed limit at 30km/h. For the entire city.
Do you want a hardcore sports car, but without all that petrol-drinking, planet-destroying angst? Do you want the fuel-sipping turbodiesel prestige of the Audi R18 Le Mans racer? Well, then you're looking for the Trident Iceni Magna -- it's the world's fastest production diesel sports car, pushing over 300 kilometres per hour and claiming fuel consumption of as little as 2.1L/100km.
Diesel exhaust is pretty nasty stuff. Pass an overloaded 18-wheeler clouding up the highway, and that acrid plume of hydrocarbons will overpower even your best little tree air freshener. As new research lays out, that exhaust doesn't just smell bad, it messes with the scent of flowers. And that's big trouble for our already struggling bee friends.
We've seen plenty of concepts designed to lessen the physical burden of being a member of the military-Marines using portable renewable power stations, clothing that charges radios and GPS devices. But there's not much being done to address drinking water, one of the heaviest yet most critical battlefield necessities. Now the Oak Ridge National Laboratory might have a solution that can help lessen the weight of water.
Jalopnik is right. This see-through concept out of the BMW R&D wing would be best served with a side of Tron and a couple of light cycles.