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Automotive News: Protesters storm cargo ship to keep VW diesel vehicles out of Britain, Recalls Plague Automakers: General Motors & Ford in Focus

by Hagens Berman

09/22/2017
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Protesters storm cargo ship to keep VW diesel vehicles out of Britain

Members of the environmental group Greenpeace on Thursday climbed aboard a cargo container carrying diesel-powered Volkswagens -- in an attempt to keep them out of Britain.

The protesters chained themselves to a tall, portable unloading dock and unfurled banners on the ship and a nearby pier opposing the use of diesel vehicles.

Volkswagen is the subject of multiple investigations over an emissions scandal involving its fleet of diesel-powered vehicles -- which were programmed to dodge environmental standards. The fallout prompted increased public scrutiny of diesel as a fuel source.  read more »

Recalls Plague Automakers: General Motors & Ford in Focus

It seems the problem of recalls is far from over for global automakers. In the last few days, auto giants such as General Motors Company, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG once again faced recalls.

Reportedly, General Motors will be recalling more than 2.5 million vehicles in China. The issue stemmed from concerns over faulty airbags manufactured by Takata. This is indeed a serious blow to the U.S. automaker and it will start withdrawing faulty vehicles from next month. Ford too has reportedly come closer to recalling SUV models in the United States. Reports of leakage in exhaust fumes are responsible for this development.  read more »

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