Matthias Mueller

German gov't, automakers aim for deal by March to boost EV sales

Feb. 3, 2016 11:56 CET

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is pushing for an agreement within the next month together with German automakers to boost electric car sales in the country as demand for EVs fails to take off in the market....
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VW CEO Mueller casts doubt on whistleblower's account of emissions scandal

Jan. 28, 2016 12:41 CET

VW CEO Matthias Mueller cast doubt on a newspaper report that said many managers at the automaker knew of, or were involved in, developing emissions test-rigging devices....
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VW given deadline to come clean by No. 2 shareholder

Jan. 25, 2016 16:39 CET

Volkswagen Group has been given three months by the prime minister of Lower Saxony, the carmaker's second-biggest shareholder, to provide a full account of the roots of its diesel-emissions cheating scandal....
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VW CEO calls for new emissions tests

Jan. 25, 2016 22:44 CET

VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller called for emissions tests in Europe to be reworked to close the gap between laboratory and real-world results, an issue brought to public attention by the German car manufacturer's cheating scandal....
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VW board stands by CEO Mueller after U.S. trip missteps

Jan. 19, 2016 20:18 CET

Volkswagen's supervisory board stood by CEO Matthias Mueller even after he sparked a media firestorm in the U.S. last week that complicated efforts to clear up the company's diesel-emissions scandal....
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LOST YEAR

Volkswagen's efforts to clear diesel cloud sputter

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

A full four months into a crisis that has cast it a cheater, polluter and corporate villain, Volkswagen appears to be backsliding in its stated aim of regaining trust and credibility with consumers, dealers and regulators....
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EDITORIAL

VW must do better than this to fix scandal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

The responsibility to get Volkswagen square with U.S. regulators rests on the shoulders of new CEO Matthias Mueller. But he has been slow to respond to regulators in Washington and California. And last week, things got worse....
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Porsche, Piech families support embattled VW CEO, report says

8:39 am U.S. ET | Jan. 17, 2016

The Porsche-Piech family, which controls a majority of the voting rights in Volkswagen, are standing behind CEO Matthias Mueller, insiders say, despite criticism of his handling of the emissions crisis during a U.S. visit....
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U.S. says talks will continue to reach VW diesel emissions fix

Jan. 14, 2016 09:31 CET

U.S. environmental officials said talks will continue with Volkswagen aimed at reaching an agreement on a fix for nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles that emit up to 40 times legally allowable limits....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW CEO Mueller's pride sets him up for a fall

5:49 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

The air of self-confidence that convinced the Volkswagen Group's board that company veteran Matthias Mueller had what it takes to lead the 12-brand automotive giant came back to haunt him in an unpolished interview with a U.S. radio station....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: VW CEO Mueller's pride sets him up for a fall

5:49 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

The air of self-confidence that convinced the Volkswagen Group's board that company veteran Matthias Mueller had what it takes to lead the 12-brand automotive giant came back to haunt him in an unpolished interview with a U.S. radio station....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW CEO faces crucial meeting after California board rejects diesel fix

Jan. 13, 2016 10:57 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller faces a crucial meeting today with U.S. regulators to discuss ways out of the emissions-cheating crisis, a day after California rejected VW's initial proposed diesel engine fix, calling it "incomplete."...
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW CEO Mueller blunders by blaming emissions rigging on 'technical problem'

Jan. 12, 2016 16:49 CET

VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller told a U.S. radio station that the automaker didn't lie to regulators about rigging emissions tests and the issue was instead caused by "a technical problem." Mueller redid the interview after VW said the remark was a misunderstanding....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW says 6.7 billion euros is enough to cover diesel fixes

Jan. 12, 2016 11:11 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says the automaker expects 6.7 billion euros ($7.28 billion) will be enough to cover fixes for about 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide involved in an emissions cheating scandal....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW will propose new catalytic converter to fix U.S. cars, Mueller says

Jan. 11, 2016 11:36 CET

Volkswagen will propose to U.S. authorities a new catalytic converter system that could be fitted to about 430,000 cars capable of cheating diesel emissions tests, CEO Matthias Mueller said....
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THE VW EMISSIONS SCANDAL

VW CEO apologizes for emissions cheat, says U.S. still 'core' market

Jan. 11, 2016 11:07 CET

VW Group CEO Matthias Mueller said the automaker is sticking to investment plans and continues to view the U.S. as a core market, ahead of critical meetings this week with government officials over its admission that it rigged emission tests....
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VW CEO vows to rebuild trust, credibility

8:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller said the embattled automaker's top priority in 2016 is winning back customer trust and credibility in the wake of violations covering diesel emissions in the U.S. and Europe....
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VW blasted for shielding emissions documents from U.S. probe

11:26 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen blasted Volkswagen today for citing German law to withhold documents from a group of U.S. state attorneys general investigating the German automaker's use of illegal diesel emissions software....
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VW CEO Mueller to hold high-level talks in Washington on emissions scandal

Jan. 7, 2016 18:00 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller will meet with the top U.S. environmental regulator next week, the highest-level talks since the automaker admitted to using software to evade emissions requirements. Mueller also plans visits to Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers....
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Volkswagen CEO to hold high-level talks in Washington on emissions scandal

11:34 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller will meet with the top U.S. environmental regulator next week, the highest-level talks since the German automaker admitted to using software to evade emissions requirements in 580,000 U.S. vehicles....
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VW repositioning may take 2-3 years, Mueller tells magazine

10:25 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2016

Volkswagen is facing a time-consuming overhaul as the carmaker adopts a new company structure and adjusts the strategy of its brands in the wake of an emissions scandal, CEO Matthias Mueller told German magazine Wirtschaftswoche....
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VW's top executives plan U.S. visit as diesel woes mount

Jan. 5, 2016 10:52 CET

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller and VW brand chief Herbert Diess will visit the U.S. this week and next week for the first time since the emissions cheating scandal broke last year, as the automaker shows few signs of progress in resolving the crisis there....
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Audi to add compact Q2 in expansion of SUV line

6:58 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2015

Audi AG will add an SUV and revamp an existing SUV next year as the luxury-car unit of Volkswagen AG widens offerings in the auto industry's fastest-growing model segment....
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Can a former GM exec chart VW's brand course?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 19, 2015

Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Mueller has a big challenge for former GM executive Thomas Sedran -- figure out where the embattled automaker and its 12 brands need to be in 2025 and create a road map to get there....
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VW names new r&d, sales, design, production and product chiefs

Dec. 17, 2015 12:07 CET

Volkswagen named five new leaders for its development, sales, design, production and product divisions as the automaker rebuilds its executive ranks following the upheaval spurred by an emissions cheating scandal....
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