Audi says gift cards help it identify owners of tainted diesels

6:30 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2015

Volkswagen AG's “goodwill gesture” of $1,000 worth of gift cards to owners of cars with engines that pollute more than the law allows is helping the company identify those autos when it comes time to fix them, Audi of America President Scott Keogh said....
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Unlikely hitch for VW dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Two months into the emissions cheating scandal that has sullied the Volkswagen brand, dealers are running into an unexpected challenge: They don't have enough vehicles to sell....
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VW, Audi to meet U.S. regulators on emissions this week, report says

10:19 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Volkswagen and Audi executives will meet with U.S. environmental regulators this week, ahead of a Nov. 20 California deadline to submit a plan to fix nearly 500,000 diesel cars that violate pollution emission rules, people familiar with the matter told Reuters....
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Mercedes plans diesel and performance GLC variants

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Mercedes-Benz will introduce diesel and AMG versions of its GLC crossover. The diesel will debut in late 2016. A plug-in hybrid is likely for the U.S....
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VW tags 430,000 new cars with 'implausible' CO2 ratings

7:49 am U.S. ET | Nov. 14, 2015

Volkswagen said 430,000 of its new cars had "implausible" carbon dioxide ratings as it continues talks with regulators in an attempt to address the emissions cheating crisis....
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VW's global sales fall 5.3% in October amid emissions scandal

10:44 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

Global deliveries at Volkswagen AG's namesake passenger-car brand dropped 5.3 percent in October as Europe's largest automaker struggled to contain the fallout from a cascade of emissions-manipulation revelations....
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Dieselgate hits shareholder value of automakers, suppliers hard in Q3

Nov. 13, 2015 06:01 CET

Volkswagen's emissions scandal, combined with overall volatility in the global market, had a big effect on the shareholder value of automakers and their suppliers in the third quarter of 2015....
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VW diesel-emissions scandal could have significant impact on Italian suppliers, Brembo says

Nov. 12, 2015 15:09 CET

Italian supplier Brembo says the diesel-emissions scandal that has engulfed Volkswagen Group could have a significant impact on Italian components manufacturers....
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Germany in talks with automakers after probe finds elevated NOx levels

Nov. 11, 2015 12:14 CET

Germany's diesel pollution probe in the wake of the VW cheating scandal has found signs of higher emissions in some cars, the country's motor transport authority said. Regulators and automakers are in talks about "partly elevated" NOx levels, the KBA said....
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EU emissions-test deal faces veto from lawmakers

Nov. 11, 2015 11:17 CET

European Parliament members objected to a watered-down plan for real-world testing of NOx emissions in the EU, increasing the risk of lawmakers vetoing the deal....
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VW halts Passat diesel output in Chattanooga

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2015

Volkswagen of America has halted production of diesel-powered 2016 Passat midsize sedans at its plant in Chattanooga, a VW spokesman said Tuesday. The pause comes midway through a planned production ramp-up for the re-engineered Passat. Gasoline-powered 2016 Passats are scheduled to arrive in dealerships later this month or in early December....
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Porsche SE profit hit by VW emissions scandal costs

Nov. 10, 2015 13:03 CET

Porsche SE, Volkswagen Group's majority shareholder, said nine-month net profit plunged by more than half on costs associated with VW's diesel emissions scandal....
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Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon diesels first pickups to top 30 mpg on highway

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

The EPA has certified the diesel-powered versions of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon at 31 mpg highway -- the highest rating of any truck, big or small, gasoline or diesel -- sold in the U.S....
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VW offers 'goodwill package' to appease diesel owners

11:11 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Volkswagen of America will offer $500 to owners of 2.0-liter diesel vehicles with illegal emissions test-rigging software, part of a “goodwill” package aimed at calming customers affected by the company's deception....
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VW target of 'Das Problem' protest by Greenpeace

9:20 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

An environmentalist group protested at VW headquarters in Germany today in the wake of the automaker's emissions scandal by displaying a large banner reading “Das Problem,” a play on VW's “Das Auto” slogan....
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Winners and losers in VW scandal

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

Volkswagen Group's diesel emissions scandal is so complex and wide-reaching that it will take months -- if not years -- before the company settles all matters related to its cheating on diesel emissions tests....
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Spiraling VW scandal shakes faith in execs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2015

The true dimensions of the crisis surrounding VW no longer seem clear. Fresh EPA charges of emissions-rigging in the U.S. tarnished the vaunted Porsche brand and cast a larger shadow on Audi, which had largely escaped infamy. VW's own probe has found inaccurate emissions ratings on some 800,000 cars, not all of them diesels....
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VW engineers admitted rigging CO2 emissions, report says

10:46 am U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2015

Several Volkswagen engineers have admitted manipulating carbon dioxide emissions data because goals set by former CEO Martin Winterkorn were difficult to achieve, Bild am Sonntag reported....
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VW to send prepaid credit cards to U.S. diesel owners

Nov. 8, 2015 06:01 CET

VW of America will send prepaid credit cards to thousands of diesel vehicle owners in the coming weeks as a goodwill gesture to calm concerns over its diesel emissions scandal....
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Volkswagen set to send prepaid credit cards to diesel owners

7:18 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 7, 2015

Volkswagen of America will send prepaid credit cards to thousands of diesel vehicle owners in the coming weeks as a goodwill gesture to calm concerns over its diesel emissions scandal....
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Germany is testing diesel cars of foreign automakers, minister says

Nov. 7, 2015 11:01 CET

Germany is testing all diesel vehicles including those from foreign automakers, Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt told a German newspaper....
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EU seeks wider probe after VW admits CO2 emissions irregularities

Nov. 6, 2015 10:48 CET

The European Commission has written to all 28 EU countries urging them to widen their investigations into potential breaches of vehicle emissions rules after VW Group admitted it had understated CO2 levels of about 800,000 vehicles....
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BLOG: Dieselgate? Won't somebody please invent a better name for VW's scandal

11:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2015

When Volkswagen’s diesel scandal broke in September, mere nanoseconds elapsed before some journalist typed the dreaded moniker “Dieselgate” onto a keyboard somewhere....
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European car sales slow amid VW scandal

Nov. 5, 2015 13:11 CET

VW Group's emissions scandal began to hit vehicle sales in October, consultancy LMC Automotive said, with the automaker losing ground in Western Europe, where overall market growth slowed to 2.7 percent....
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VW luxury cars in Europe fitted with same devices as in U.S.

1:17 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2015

Volkswagen's luxury diesel cars in Europe are fitted with the same software that U.S. regulators say was used to cheat emissions tests in the United States, the carmaker said today....
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