VW 3.0-liter diesel cost, Tesla tops CR index, Electric-car job cuts: Today's Car News

Nissan Leaf electric-car assembly at Sunderland, U.K., plant

Nissan Leaf electric-car assembly at Sunderland, U.K., plant

Enlarge Photo

Today, a new report estimates the cost of a Volkswagen 3.0-liter diesel settlement at $1 billion, Tesla tops Consumer Reports’ customer satisfaction index, and we look at why electric cars may lead to job cuts. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

Electric-car group buying programs have helped increase sales, and now they’re spreading to new states.

Volkswagen may pay $1 billion to settle the matter of 3.0-liter diesel cars with “defeat device” software, and supplier Bosch will pay out to settle a lawsuit related to the VW diesel scandal as well.

Colorado, Nevada, and Utah will collaborate on a network of electric-car charging stations.

China will crack down on cheating in its green-car subsidy program, according to a new report.

Electric cars will require fewer workers to build than internal-combustion cars. Will that become a new flashpoint between auto-worker unions and management?

Tesla placed poorly in Consumer Reports’ reliability rankings, but topped the magazine’s annual customer satisfaction index.

A U.K. plan aims to tackle distracted driving by making it easier to disable drivers’ phones. Could that ever work in the U.S.?

Finally, Honda is in talks with Waymo to collaborate on development of self-driving cars.

_______________________________________________

Follow GreenCarReports on Facebook and Twitter

Source link