U.S. rejects automakers' request to extend fuel comment deadlineTue, 23, Aug 2016
U.S. regulators denied a request by major automakers to extend the comment period on environmental analysis to determine whether government fuel efficiency requirements are feasible through 2025.
VW, U.S. states to hold settlement talks over excess emissionsTue, 23, Aug 2016
Volkswagen has agreed to hold settlement talks with several U.S. states that sued the German automaker for hundreds of millions of dollars over environmental law violations, the automaker said in a court filing today.
Bosch calls VW owners' diesel-cheating claims in U.S. 'wild and unfounded'Tue, 23, Aug 2016
Bosch rejected as "wild and unfounded" car owners' claims in the U.S. that 38 of its employees conspired with VW Group to develop technology that enabled diesel vehicles to evade pollution-control tests.
VW dealers battle staff poachingMon, 22, Aug 2016
Volkswagen dealers are fighting to keep sales staff intact as U.S. sales continue to fall and the automaker's diesel emissions cheating scandal drags into a 12th month.
Updates, incentives help VW dealer retain staffMon, 22, Aug 2016
Dealer Matthew Welch got creative to keep his staff on board and make new hires amid VW's scandal and declining new car sales.
Amid VW scandal, salespeople bolt for rivalMon, 22, Aug 2016
Dealer Danny McKenna has seen staff walk out or refuse hire because of the VW diesel emission scandal. Here's how he's combat it.
California lawmaker to withdraw zero emissions vehicle billThu, 18, Aug 2016
A California lawmaker said she will withdraw a bill that would have required 15 percent of new car sales be zero emission vehicles by 2025 due to opposition from automakers, the oil industry and labor.
In wake of VW scandal, U.S. fines Harley-Davidson $12 million for defeat deviceThu, 18, Aug 2016
Harley-Davidson agreed to pay a $12 million civil fine and stop selling illegal after-market devices that cause its motorcycles to emit too much pollution, the U.S. Justice Department said. The announcement comes amid greater scrutiny on emissions and "defeat devices" by U.S. regulators after VW admitted to using illegal software to evade U.S. emissions standards in nearly 600,000 U.S. vehicles.
South Korea widens emissions probe after VW scandalThu, 18, Aug 2016
South Korea expanded an investigation into the fabrication of emissions and noise-level test results to 23 foreign automakers, including Mercedes and BMW, after fining VW Group $16 million for violations.
Bosch had key role in VW emissions fraud, lawyers claimThu, 18, Aug 2016
Bosch began playing a key role in developing Volkwagen's emission-cheating technology as early as the late 1990s, lawyers for VW owners said in a U.S. court filing that includes detailed allegations against the German supplier.
California lawmaker to float zero-emissions vehicle billFri, 12, Aug 2016
A California lawmaker plans to introduce a bill this week requiring 15 percent of all vehicles sold in the state to be emissions-free by 2025. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke says the legislation is needed to ensure that California's current zero emissions vehicle target is met with actual vehicles and not just clean car credits, which environmentalists claim have flooded the market.
VW gets approval for another 460,000 diesel-car fixes in EuropeMon, 15, Aug 2016
VW Group has won German regulatory approval for fixes on another 460,000 diesel cars with illicit emissions software. The agreement, covering vehicles fitted with 1.2-liter engines, raises the number of vehicles cleared for repair to over 5 million in Europe from a total of 8.5 million affected cars.