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Volkswagen exec gets seven years in prison over emissions scandal

Volkswagen official Oliver Schmidt has been sentenced to seven years in prison and handed down a $400,000 fine. In August, the former Volkswagen manager in Michigan pleaded guilty for his role in the automaker’s emission-cheating scheme. If you’ll recall, the company admitted back in 2015 that it installed software designed to cheat emissions tests in millions of its vehicles. In truth, those cars emitted up to 35 times the legal level of nitrogen oxide, a pollutant that could cause respiratory problems in people and could make vegetation more prone to disease.

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The Volkswagen I.D. Is The Electric Future Of Compact Cars With A 373 Mile Range

Volkswagen spent years trying to make diesel as big in America as it was in Europe and other markets. Then it got caught cheating in a very big way. Wracked by scandal, fines and lawsuits, the German automaker is now trying to chart a new way forward. This is the rolling electric symbol of that new way, and it’s called the Volkswagen I.D.

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Six folding electric bikes that fit practically anywhere

Imagine being able to carry a clean energy vehicle with you, just about wherever you go. Enter the folding electric bike. Battery-powered bicycles are on the rise as two-wheeled commuting gains popularity in places with heavy traffic and limited parking.

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Volkswagen Engineer Pleads Guilty To Fraud Charge Over Diesel Cheating, Could Face Prison

A Volkswagen engineer pleaded guilty today after being indicted for creating a defeat system for the 2.0-liter VW diesel engines that cheated federal emissions regulations, Automotive News reports. It is the first criminal charge handed down as a result of the U.S. Justice Department’s investigation into VW.

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Elon Musk Confirms Tesla Minibus Will Be Based On The Model X

Elon Musk said a lot of crazy things about the future of Tesla in his Master Plan Part Deux, things about solar panels and energy and expanding its vehicle lineup. But how serious was he about making the kind of mini-bus that Volkswagen has teased but never delivered on? Apparently very serious, and Elon Musk himself thinks Jalopnik’s idea for such a vehicle is on the mark.

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