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ICCT says the data being used to set up emission lab tests is wrong 

The entire basis upon which our cars are tested and evaluated for emissions and fuel consumption has been called into question in the wake of the VW d(...)

The models affected were built between 2009 and this year and involve Golfs, Passats, Beetles and Jettas along with Audi A3s. Photograph: EPA

Why should Irish motorists care about the Volkswagen scandal? Put simply, it may end up costing you more in motor tax and new car prices. While t(...)

Diesel emissions testing is to be taken out of the lab and on to the street

The European Union’s newly agreed diesel emissions test plan is a groundbreaking one, as for the first time it seeks to take regulatory testing of (...)

Car makers’ fuel claims are saving them R&D costs but penalising drivers at the pump.

Car makers are lining their own pockets by not having to expend extra R&D money on fuel saving technology, and passing the cost on to the motorist(...)

The new line-up: Cabinet members at a ceremony in Aras an Uachtarain after Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tanaiste Joan Burton reshuffled the Government team. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times.

Like Tom Crean’s epic passage across the frozen Antarctic, the small band of Labour and Fine Gael negotiators ended up on a tortuous and dramatic jour(...)

New fuel consumption tests could save you money but cost car-makers dearly

Europe’s car-makers and lawmakers are once again headed for a collision over the contentious issue of emissions and consumption. This time the battle (...)

Chinese car maker Qoros is getting serious about Europe.

Qoros says it wants to see 10 per cent of its future sales coming from Europe. The new car maker, jointly owned by Chinese Chery Automobiles and th(...)

 Charlotte Kelleher stands by her damaged car in Tralee, Co Kerry,   after powerful winds blew off part of  the  roof of  the Brandon Hotel  into a car  park. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

A meeting of the Government group that co-ordinates emergency responses to extreme weathe(...)

An unearthly sounding man called Elon Musk has delivered the world a 57-page document. It details the “Hyperloop”, a magnificent mode of transport to (...)

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