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  • Discussion paper recommending nationwide clean air mission framework launched Feb 16, 2018 12:26 AM IST

    Discussion paper recommending nationwide clean air mission framework launched

    The paper offers a comprehensive roadmap to identify sources of emissions mapped by sectors across India and to find sustainable solutions for their reduction.

  • India becoming world's top sulphur dioxide emitter: Study Nov 10, 2017 11:49 AM IST

    India becoming world's top sulphur dioxide emitter: Study

    The study led by researchers at University of Maryland in the US suggests that India is becoming, if it is not already, the world's top sulphur dioxide emitter.

  • VW expected to plead guilty in emissions-cheating case Mar 10, 2017 02:18 PM IST

    VW expected to plead guilty in emissions-cheating case

    The German automaker is expected to plead guilty to three criminal counts at a morning hearing in Detroit federal court.

  • Industry has missed opportunity on emission norms: Rajiv Bajaj Feb 20, 2017 05:30 PM IST

    Industry has missed opportunity on emission norms: Rajiv Bajaj

    As part of a new emissions regime, automakers are expected to roll out compliant vehicles from April 1. But the deadline has the industry divided.

  • VW ex-CEO may have known of cheating sooner - prosecutors Jan 27, 2017 09:38 PM IST

    VW ex-CEO may have known of cheating sooner - prosecutors

    Former Volkswagen Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn may have known sooner than he has admitted that the carmaker was cheating on emissions tests, German prosecutors said on Friday, as they widened an investigation into the scandal.

  • In VW case, US takes aim at employees, not just corporation Jan 12, 2017 11:54 AM IST

    In VW case, US takes aim at employees, not just corporation

    In announcing the federal charges and a corporate plea bargain by Volkswagen, Justice Department prosecutors yesterday detailed a large and elaborate scheme inside the German automaker to commit fraud and then cover it up, with at least 40 employees allegedly involved in destroying evidence.

  • Volkswagen reaches emissions agreement with 3-liter car owners Dec 23, 2016 07:58 AM IST

    Volkswagen reaches emissions agreement with 3-liter car owners

    Volkswagen has said it had reached an agreement in principle with owners of 3.0-liter cars affected by its emissions cheating scandal.

  • Volkswagen gets final extension for possible emissions deal Dec 20, 2016 07:18 AM IST

    Volkswagen gets final extension for possible emissions deal

    A federal judge today gave Volkswagen, US regulators and attorneys for car owners a final extension to try to reach a deal for the remaining 80,000 vehicles caught in the company's emissions cheating scandal.

  • China on red alert as Beijing, 23 cities hit by high pollution Dec 17, 2016 03:16 PM IST

    China on red alert as Beijing, 23 cities hit by high pollution

    Twenty-three cities in China including capital Beijing have activated red alerts and enforced odd-even rules to restrict traffic as the country tries to address severe pollution after the sky turned grey across much of northern part of the country today.

  • 'Battery cars better than fuel cell vehicles to cut emissions' Nov 15, 2016 04:50 PM IST

    'Battery cars better than fuel cell vehicles to cut emissions'

    Cars with hydrogen infrastructure provide few additional energy benefits besides clean transportation, according to researchers from Stanford University in the US and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany.

  • Volkswagen's Audi hit with fresh emissions cheating lawsuit Nov 10, 2016 07:48 AM IST

    Volkswagen's Audi hit with fresh emissions cheating lawsuit

    The new case filed Tuesday in Illinois court, cites a media report Audi installed the cheating devices on gasoline-powered cars to hide the true emissions of climate-warming gas carbon dioxide, court papers say.

  • Volkswagen gets approval for fix on another 2.6 million cars Nov 04, 2016 09:08 PM IST

    Volkswagen gets approval for fix on another 2.6 million cars

    Volkswagen has received regulatory approval for technical fixes on more cars in Europe affected by its diesel emissions scandal, it said on Friday, meaning it can now recall another 2.6 million vehicles.

  • US judge approves $14.7 bn deal in Volkswagen diesel scandal Oct 26, 2016 07:35 AM IST

    US judge approves $14.7 bn deal in Volkswagen diesel scandal

    US District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco signed off on VW's settlement with federal and California regulators and the owners of the 475,000 polluting diesel vehicles in a pivotal moment for the world's No. 2 automaker as it tries to move past a scandal that has engulfed it for more than a year.

  • Electric cars may dominate roads in wealthy cities by 2030 Oct 12, 2016 01:30 PM IST

    Electric cars may dominate roads in wealthy cities by 2030

    Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming far more common. To help lower harmful greenhouse gas emissions, governments are trying to encourage their uptake through subsidies and tax breaks and introducing low-emissions zones.

  • Pre-2020 climate actions needed to curb emissions: Javadekar Jul 04, 2016 05:18 PM IST

    Pre-2020 climate actions needed to curb emissions: Javadekar

    India today underlined the need for countries to take pre-2020 climate actions to curb emissions and sought cooperation among countries in finance and technology sectors to tackle climate change

  • S.Korea issues arrest warrant for VW exec in emissions probe Jun 24, 2016 07:07 AM IST

    S.Korea issues arrest warrant for VW exec in emissions probe

    The warrant is the first to be levelled against a Volkswagen executive anywhere in the world after the firm in September admitted to using software to falsify pollution tests on some diesel cars, spurring legal action in the United States, Germany, South Korea and elsewhere.

  • VW ex-boss probed for market manipulation: prosecutors Jun 20, 2016 08:24 PM IST

    VW ex-boss probed for market manipulation: prosecutors

    Volkswagen's former boss Martin Winterkorn is under investigation for having allegedly manipulated the market by holding back information about emissions cheating at the automobile giant, German prosecutors said on June 20

  • Volkswagen missing out on European car boom Mar 16, 2016 02:02 PM IST

    Volkswagen missing out on European car boom

    The European carmakers' association, ACEA, said today that February sales in Europe accelerated by 14.3 percent, but VW brand deliveries nudged up just 4.4 percent. VW group sales, boosted by Audi and Skoda, grew by 8 percent, as market share eroded to 23.9 percent.

  • Renault hasn't used trickery, CEO says after emissions tests Jan 22, 2016 08:48 PM IST

    Renault hasn't used trickery, CEO says after emissions tests

    Renault chief Carlos Ghosn said today his company, which is under pressure over failed emissions tests, had not committed any "deception", amid sector-wide questions sparked by a pollution cheating scandal at Germany's Volkswagen

  • Renault promises plan to cut emissions levels Jan 18, 2016 04:37 PM IST

    Renault promises plan to cut emissions levels

    On Thursday, a government-appointed commission said that Renault's diesel cars failed pollution tests and investigators raided its facilities, raising fears the French carmaker could be caught up in an emissions scandal similar to the one engulfing Volkswagen, which has admitted to using cheating software to fool tests.

  • US authorities say VW diesel recall plan 'not approvable' Jan 13, 2016 08:11 AM IST

    US authorities say VW diesel recall plan 'not approvable'

    CARB said VW's proposals for its 2.0 liter diesels, submitted in November, "lack enough information for a technical evaluation" and "do not adequately address overall impacts on vehicle performance, emissions and safety."

  • Key news makers of 2015 Dec 10, 2015 06:13 PM IST

    Key news makers of 2015

    Infograph: Here's a quick glimpse of key people who made news across the world in 2015.

  • RoadMin mulls probe into, interim ban of VW diesel cars Dec 03, 2015 10:02 PM IST

    RoadMin mulls probe into, interim ban of VW diesel cars

    Days after Volkswagen recalled 3.32 lakh vehicles, CNBC-TV18 has learned that the Road Ministry may consider banning sales of VW diesel cars in India till a new engine is introduced. Further, the ministry will order a fresh probe into Volkswagen to decide whether its cars were fitted with a cheating device.

  • PM Modi pulls up rich nations on climate change Nov 30, 2015 06:46 PM IST

    PM Modi pulls up rich nations on climate change

    "The lifestyles of a few must not crowd out opportunities for the many still on the first steps of the development ladder," Prime Minister Modi wrote in the Opinion section of Monday's 'Financial Times'.

  • California orders VW recalls over pollution scandal Nov 26, 2015 07:52 AM IST

    California orders VW recalls over pollution scandal

    The California Air Resources Board yesterday said it had notified Volkswagen Group of America to recall all VW, Audi and Porsche vehicles equipped with 3.0-liter diesel engines in the model years 2009-2015 that were sold in California.

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