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Mercedes-Benz’s diesel cheat to rival Volkswagen


Think Volkswagen’s diesel emissions-cheating scandal was expensive? Mercedes-Benz’s parent company is staring down the barrel of an emissions mess that could cost it exactly the same as Volkswagen’s. read more »

Porsche Macan SUVs Are Recalled Due to a Fire Risk


Porsche is recalling more than 70,000 of its 2015-2018 Macan SUVs because of concerns that a fuel leak could develop and increase the risk of a fire. read more »

The dark side of ride-hailing


Journeys using ride-hailing services such as Uber are about 69 per cent more polluting than the travel methods they displace and can increase congestion, according to a report published in the United States by the Union of Concerned Scientists. read more »