VW diesel emissions settlement approved by U.S. judgeTue, 26, Jul 2016
A federal judge granted preliminary approval for a $10 billion settlement in which Volkswagen AG will offer to buy back up to 475,000 polluting 2.0 liter diesel-powered vehicles.
Diesels still coming to America, Mazda saysSat, 23, Jul 2016
While diesel-powered Mazdas haven't made a U.S. debut yet, the automaker still plans on offering them stateside.
VW emissions-rigging claims reach back furtherWed, 20, Jul 2016
VW's emissions rigging dates back to 1999 when Audi engineers developed software to cheat emissions tests, U.S. lawsuits allege. Former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn and other top company executives developed six generations of defeat devices, the lawsuits allege. Winterkorn's successor, Matthias Mueller, was "in the loop," according to New York's top lawyer.
VW execs covered up diesel cheating, state lawsuits allegeTue, 19, Jul 2016
Senior VW executives including former CEO Martin Winterkorn covered up evidence that the German automaker cheated on U.S. diesel emissions tests for years, three U.S. states charged on Tuesday in civil lawsuits against the company.
VW to face suit from U.S. states over diesel emissions, Maryland attorney general saysMon, 18, Jul 2016
Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh said in a statement that the state and others plan to sue Volkswagen AG over environmental damage from the company's so-called defeat devices designed to skirt pollution-control tests.
VW done with diesel push in U.S., exec saysTue, 19, Jul 2016
Volkswagen will take a step back from the diesel powertrains that defined its U.S. vehicle lineup for the better part of a decade amid a repositioning of the brand in the aftermath of the company's emissions scandal, VW's top U.S. official says. Hinrich Woebcken, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, told Automotive News that VW won't relaunch “clean diesels” as a core element of its brand identity in the U.S.
VW's dirty diesels won't meet U.S. air standards even after recallTue, 19, Jul 2016
VW Group's $15.3 billion U.S. settlement for cheating on emissions tests fell short in one key respect: even after the cars are recalled and repaired they won't be fully compliant with clean-air laws.
VW seeks settlement with Canadian diesel owners, paper saysTue, 19, Jul 2016
Volkswagen is seeking a settlement with Canadian diesel vehicle owners similar to the one reached in the U.S., a German newspaper reported. VW agreed to pay as much as $15.3 billion in the U.S. after admitting it cheated on diesel-emissions tests.
Diesel forum was just doing its jobMon, 18, Jul 2016
I think News Editor James B. Treece was a little hard on the Diesel Technology Forum ("What's the VW settlement about? Heavy-duty trucks, of course," autonews.com, July 3).
California rejects Volkswagen's recall plan for 3.0-liter diesel vehiclesWed, 13, Jul 2016
California's chief air regulator on Wednesday rejected a proposed recall plan from Volkswagen to fix 16,000 3.0-liter diesel Volkswagens, Audis and Porches in the state that are equipped with devices designed to cheat emissions tests.
VW won't get leniency in German criminal case, prosecutors sayMon, 11, Jul 2016
German prosecutors will grant Volkswagen no mitigation for a record vehicle emissions settlement it faces in the U.S. and want VW to pay them a separate fine, a spokesman said.
VW to pay $86M in civil penalties to California over emissions violationsThu, 07, Jul 2016
VW will pay an additional $86 million in penalties to California over its diesel emissions violations, on top of a settlement of about $15 billion that the automaker reached with U.S. officials last week. The civil penalties resolve certain claims California officials made against VW under the state's unfair competition law as well as under federal law.