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VW's workforce feels effects of emissions scandal

Oct. 1, 2015 15:17 CET

VW Group's global workforce of 600,000 employees is starting to feel the effects of the diesel-emissions scandal as the carmaker cuts spending, drops shifts and freezes hiring in anticipation of fines, recalls and a drop in U.S. sales.... Read More »


Romania to recall VW Group cars, review emissions taxes

Oct. 1, 2015 15:11 CET

Romanian dealerships will recall new and used cars involved in the VW Group diesel-emissions scandal for repairs after the German transport ministry sends its Romanian counterpart an action plan on Oct. 7, Romania's transport minister said.... Read More »


German prosecutors backtrack on Winterkorn's role in VW probe

Oct. 1, 2015 10:44 CET

German prosecutors have been forced to backtrack in their probe of former VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn. They now say there must be "concrete facts" before an investigation begins into the executive amid accusations of fraud at the automaker connected to cheating on U.S. emissions tests.... Read More »

VW damaged trust in auto industry, Japan car group chairman says

6:07 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

VW compromised consumer trust in the auto industry by equipping its diesel engines with software that cheated emissions tests, the chairman of Japan’s car manufacturers’ trade group said.... Read More »

VW seeks to boost finances to meet emission scandal costs

8:22 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Volkswagen is looking at ways to cut costs and boost cash flow and could sell more shares if the price of clearing up a scandal over its rigging of diesel emissions tests puts its credit rating at risk.... Read More »


France will ask VW to repay clean-car aid, minister says

Sept. 30, 2015 16:03 CET

France will ask Volkswagen to refund state subsidies that have been distributed for the purchase of vehicles caught up in VW's diesel-emissions scandal. The call comes as Spain said VW had agreed to return state car-purchase subsidies on vehicles fitted with manipulated software.... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover to stick with diesel rollout in U.S.

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

Jaguar Land Rover North America, which is just introducing its first diesel-powered SUVs in the U.S., won't adjust its diesel strategy in the wake of Volkswagen's emissions scandal, CEO Joe Eberhardt said Wednesday.... Read More »

VW braces for hit to business from emissions scandal

11:34 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

VW imposed a hiring freeze at its financing business and cut a shift at a German engine factory as it braces for a hit to business from cheating in diesel emissions tests. VW executives will examine later today the initial findings of an internal investigation into the biggest business crisis in the company's 78-year history, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters.... Read More »


VW CEO Mueller will brief board committee on diesel investigation

Sept. 30, 2015 14:27 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller will brief the leadership committee of the company's board on the findings of an internal investigation as the automaker struggles to explain cheating in U.S. emissions tests.... Read More »


Which court will hear Volkswagen class actions?

3:42 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

VW and Audi owners whose vehicles have been tainted by the emissions scandal have filed class actions in at least 40 federal jurisdictions in 30 different states. Where the consolidated litigation should take place is being debated by plaintiffs' firms.... Read More »


BLOG: Audi, VW Group's crown jewel, is damaged by emissions scandal

4:42 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

Audi has been caught up in VW Group's diesel emissions scandal. The consequences will be bad for a brand that touts its engineering prowess.... Read More »

Illegal VW diesel emission systems may require 2 solutions

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

VW's promise to fix pollution control systems on about 11 million diesel vehicles will involve changes to software, and possibly hardware, that could leave owners with cars that deliver diminished fuel economy and performance or require more maintenance, experts say.... Read More »

Audi details U.S. diesel models with 'defeat device' software

5:36 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

Audi of America has sold about 14,300 A3 compact cars powered by 2.0-liter turbodiesel engines with software implicated in Volkswagen AG's emissions scandal.... Read More »

Japan orders probe of diesel emissions after VW confession

8:37 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

Japan's transport ministry has ordered carmakers to investigate whether their diesel vehicles meet the country's emission norms after Volkswagen admitted to rigging some cars to cheat on U.S. tests.... Read More »

GM's new diesel pickups first to get extra scrutiny from EPA, CARB

6:30 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

GM has been told by the EPA and the California Air Resources Board that the new diesel-powered versions of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickups will not be certified until they have been tested on the road as well as in the lab.... Read More »


BLOG: VW's travails aside, diesel fans remain loyal

11:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

There is a lot of chatter about VW's emissions scam being the death knell for the diesel engine in the U.S. Why it won't happen.... Read More »


Volkswagen plans to refit diesel cars affected by emissions scandal

Sept. 29, 2015 11:00 CET

VW Group plans to recall up to 11 million vehicles equipped with manipulated software that was used to cheat U.S. diesel emissions tests. The recall is likely to affect five million VW brand cars.... Read More »

U.S. lawmakers demand VW documents in diesel emissions probe

4:23 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

U.S. lawmakers are demanding documents and a briefing from Volkswagen AG and the EPA as part of an investigation into the automaker's admission that it cheated on emissions tests.... Read More »

VW makes the rounds on late night comedy TV

3:39 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

The VW emissions scandal has proven to be maddening for consumers and dealers and potentially catastrophic to the company's bottom line. But it's also been great fodder for late night comedians.... Read More »

VW stock to be removed from Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

3:20 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

Volkswagen AG’s stock will be removed from the Dow Jones Sustainability indexes after the automaker cheated on emissions tests.... Read More »

Porsche may pick production chief as CEO this week, report says

10:12 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

The supervisory board of Volkswagen's Porsche business may name the sports-car maker's production chief Oliver Blume as the division's new CEO this week, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.... Read More »


VW labor leaders oppose big severance package for Winterkorn, report says

Sept. 29, 2015 12:07 CET

Senior VW labor leaders are opposed to granting Martin Winterkorn severance pay after the former CEO stepped down following revelations that VW cheated in U.S. diesel emissions tests, sources told Bloomberg.... Read More »


VW's Seat unit stops sales of cars that may have rigged software

Sept. 29, 2015 13:17 CET

VW Group's Seat unit said it has stopped sales of its cars equipped with diesel engines at the heart of the VW emissions cheating scandal.... Read More »


VW China says 1,946 diesel Tiguans may have rigged emissions systems

Sept. 29, 2015 12:43 CET

Volkswagen Group says 1,946 diesel Tiguan crossovers imported and sold in China may have manipulated emissions systems. VW has admitted that about 11 million vehicles globally have... Read More »

EPA should do more road emissions tests, critics say

7:11 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

VW's ability to cheat on emissions screening for seven years is putting pressure on U.S. regulators to change the assessments by adding more road tests to complement laboratory analysis.... Read More »

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