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.
VW and U.S. dealers reach compensation pactThu, 25, Aug 2016
Volkswagen and its U.S. dealers have reached an "agreement in principle" to compensate its 650 U.S. retailers for damages sustained by their businesses in the wake of the automaker's diesel emissions scandal. The deal is worth about $1.2 billion, Reuters reported.
California passes toughest greenhouse gas emission curbsThu, 25, Aug 2016
California is poised to make the nation's strictest carbon emission controls even tougher, with a bill to cut greenhouse-gas discharges to 40 percent less than 1990 levels by 2030 now headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.
France denies it omitted elements in Renault emissions reportWed, 24, Aug 2016
France's Environment Ministry denied it had omitted key elements concerning some Renault cars in a report on vehicle pollution it commissioned following the Volkswagen emissions scandal last year.
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.
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.