Automakers need big rigs to perform chores like hauling fuel and transporting race cars to the track. That’s why Audi used the truck pictured below to carry its3rd and 4th-place-finishing racers to Le Mans for last weekend’s 24-hour race.
Audi’s had some, uh… issues lately with its diesel engines, to put it kindly. And as it and parent company Volkswagen reel from an environmental scandal, the luxury automaker might be looking to burnish its green creds at the Detroit Auto Show next month with a new hydrogen fuel cell SUV concept.
If you’re feeling burned by Volkswagen’s decision to cheat on diesel emissions tests, you might get some compensation for your troubles. Sources for The Truth About Carsunderstand that VW will launch a “TDI Goodwill Program” that compensates diesel car drivers with cash in the form of prepaid cards. In the US, you’d get both a $500 universal card as well as a VW-only card worth $500 to $750.